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Arial or Helvetica?

Usually, I’m not one to get all juiced up about Web quizzes, especially as there seems to be a new one forwarded to me every other week. No, I really don’t care which Buffy the Vampire Slayer character I’m most like, nor do I care what % b*tch I am.

But give me a Web-based quiz that actually helps make the day go by a little faster AND challenges my knowledge of fonts, and I’m there… which is why I recommend iliveonyourvisits.com’s little type quiz “Arial or Helvetica?”

Not convinced it’s worth your time? Consider this: the quiz’s author included Univers > Helvetica > Arial as on his “About Me” page. ‘Nuf said, if you ask me.

BTW, for those interested in comparing scores… I earned 9/10. Identifing fonts has never been my bag.

(And, if you’re dying to know, I’m guessing (without an official score to go by) that I’m probably most like Anya and, on average, 60% b*tch.)

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PUBLISHED ON Jan.29.2003 BY joy olivia
Armin’s comment is:

Dude! I suck: 6 of 10! but you know... my monitor is calibrated for quality typography, so... arial looks more like Helvetica all the time.

On Jan.29.2003 at 06:07 PM
Kevin’s comment is:

I got 7 out of 10. Pretty pathetic. What;s even worse is that my girlfriend who's only begun to study type got 9/10. Time to do some studying.

On Jan.29.2003 at 06:34 PM
magnus’s comment is:

9/10. it's the caps that makes it tricky.


On Jan.30.2003 at 02:52 AM
Armin’s comment is:

The Helvetica lowercase 'a' is unmistakable.

On Jan.30.2003 at 08:20 AM
Sam’s comment is:

8 of 10, missed both words in all caps.

I think I might like to have "The Helvetica 'a' is unmistakable" on my tombstone.

On Jan.30.2003 at 08:33 AM
kev’s comment is:

8/10. The caps suck. You pretty much guess 'Microsoft' was in helvetica just because it's a trick. a trick, i tell you!

On Jan.30.2003 at 01:18 PM
Helen’s comment is:

9/10 for me. Again the caps are the tricky ones. Has anyone got a perfect score yet?

On Jan.30.2003 at 04:13 PM
KM’s comment is:

9/10. The Arial "t" is very ugly as is the "r."

On Jan.30.2003 at 05:44 PM
Mikey Moo’s comment is:

7 out of 10. Can I blame the aliasing? (Is that even how you spell 'aliasing' ... damn!).

On Jan.31.2003 at 04:26 AM