Yep, for those who don’t get out enough (we call them Anoraks here), the BBC news that the Helvetica typeface is 50 comes as the ideal occasion to break out the Mac and Cheese and throw caution to the wind (how about that for mixed cultural metaphors?)…
Looks like there is widespread internationalization support for the font face too. Wikipedia tells us:
Helvetica is among the most widely used sans-serif typefaces internationally. Versions exist for the Roman, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and Greek alphabets. Unicode character sets include special characters and accents for Hindi, Urdu, Khmer, and Vietnamese. Variants of character-based writing systems including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean have been developed to complement Helvetica.
Besides, this birthday really is exciting and the most important aspect. I feel it’s crucial for everyone involved in globalization to acknowledge the contribu….(I’m sorry, I seem to have fallen asleep while typing this).