Swiss font for macintosh?

Where can I obtain ( free if possible ) a Swiss Font for the macintosh (G3) I have looked high and low...but it is hiding from me! Help! Thanks in anticipation of your answer.
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
Any reason you can't use Helvetica? They're about as close as you can get...
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stationCommented:
Yes, Helvetica is the architypical Swiss font - some others for consideration: Akzidenz Grotesk (pre-version of Helvetica (and much nicer), not sure if Swiss), Univers (Adrian Frutiger is Swiss) & his Frutiger typeface (though not so Swiss looking.) You may well be able to get Univers as it does come free sometimes with printers and CD's. Univers is a great face to play with 'cause it contains many weights.
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uz1236Author Commented:
Sorry I must have the font 'Swiss' which is I know available on a PC, I have a Mac. My wife's is a kinder teacher for a local coucil and their CEO has stipulated all correspondence is to only be in Swiss font...guess who does her program and parent letters at home...it looks like Geneva font but is a little more squashed...the 'O' is more oval looking and Helvetica is not the goods even when condenced, sorry about that...I just have not been able to locate it!
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
*snort*... I'd bet the CEO wouldn't know the difference if you used Helvetica... you could also try Univers, although there IS a difference. Since I don't work on a Mac, I can't really help you. You might go into the Macintosh applications section (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Computers/Macintosh/Applications) and set a link to this question...
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stationCommented:
Sorry, I didn't know you meant a font called 'Swiss'. On the Mac it is a Bitstream version of Helvetica (because of name license.) Bitstream tend to supply the same popular fonts but renamed; Gill Sans is called Humanist, hence Helvetica is Swiss (I think their version of Univers is also called Swiss.)
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itz_meCommented:
Hi. Swiss definitely IS Helvetica (for the reasons station mentioned) - it might show up on your screen as Geneva because it is replaced by Geneva on your Mac. You might compare printed pages from both Platforms, to see what the Fonts really look like.
Btw, Station: Bitstreams Univers is called Zurich.
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uz1236Author Commented:
Sorry Swiss on a PC is definately not the same as Helvetica on a Mac. Geneva on the Mac and Swiss on PC are very similar but there is a difference. The 'O' is more oval or squashed in Swiss than Geneva. Other letter formations are very similar but in the same size Geneva takes about an extra 6% - 8% of room for the same script ie. it is slightly stretched over Swiss.
I really can't believe it is not available in the Mac format.

Regards,
Graeme Keily
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stationCommented:
At last, I have found the font called Swiss 721 (whole family) for the Mac. It is at www.bitstream.com.

You can go to the following address and type the word Swiss into their search, it will come up with the typeface in individual weights, each weight costing around $24.95. The search page is http://www.digitalriver.com/dr/v2/ec_Main.Entry?SP=10007&SID=19&CID=0


I hope this is the one for you!
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uz1236Author Commented:
Great Stuff Station...you have earned your points, well done...now to work!
Regards,
Graeme Keily
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