Yosemite system font reset: Swap Helvetica for Lucida Grande (github.com)

over 8 years ago from florian fangohr, design / founder @fangohr studio

  • Daniel ClellandDaniel Clelland, over 8 years ago

    Is anyone else half expecting them to swap Helvetica out for their new Apple Watch font eventually anyway?

    3 points
    • Elliott ReganElliott Regan, over 8 years ago

      Not really, but it might look fun. They designed that font for small (tiny) screens, and to give it a sporty, trendy feel. I don't think that either of those are appropriate for OS X.

      1 point
    • florian fangohrflorian fangohr, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

      The apple watch font is designed for legibility at small sizes with very wide tracking (which helps produce a larger touch area as well), but I don't think it's suitable as a system font.

      It may come into play when they want to portrait something very industrial looking—I think the iPhone camera uses it—but I doubt it'll play a major roll on lap/desktops.

      0 points