29 comments

  • Vlad GerasimovVlad Gerasimov, 5 years ago

    It looked really awesome! Until I tried to open Chrome, which, unfortunately, never opened.

    3 points
  • Dwayne CharringtonDwayne Charrington, 5 years ago

    Helvetica Neue is way better than Source Sans. Always.

    1 point
  • Moeed MohammadMoeed Mohammad, 5 years ago

    I replaced mine with Input Mono and I'm liking it a lot.

    1 point
  • Oliver JohnstonOliver Johnston, 5 years ago

    Nope

    0 points
  • Henry Doe, 5 years ago

    Silly question, but why would you want to replace it?

    0 points
  • Geoff RogersGeoff Rogers, 5 years ago

    What happens if you try to use Helvetica in InDesign or something with this hack in use? Because that would be a dealbreaker for me.

    0 points
    • Kemie GuaidaKemie Guaida, 5 years ago

      Absolutely nothing. Your regular Helveticas are still there and work as usual in any context except as system font.

      1 point
      • Geoff RogersGeoff Rogers, 5 years ago

        Is there not a 'Helvetica' on your system that is actually Source Sans though? Or does that simply not appear alongside all of your regular fonts?

        0 points
        • Kemie GuaidaKemie Guaida, 5 years ago

          On my system, there's just one helvetica (&Neue), and it's the regular one. Not 100% sure how the replacement works at a system level, but on a practical one, it just does :).

          1 point
        • Randy HRandy H, 5 years ago

          This replaces a font in /Library/Fonts, which is the directory usually only used for OS and Applications purposes. When you are working in InDesign and choosing fonts for your design, you are usually using fonts from ~/Library/Fonts (/Users/USERNAME/Library/Fonts).

          2 points
  • Tom KissTom Kiss, 5 years ago

    The descenders are a bit screwed in spotlight, but interesting to see the technique.

    0 points
    • Daniel SpronkDaniel Spronk, 5 years ago

      Yeah more wonky stuff happening in Finder, for instance in the information panel. Also the username's baseline in top right corner is too low.

      0 points
  • Kemie GuaidaKemie Guaida, 5 years ago

    Something I whipped up because I'm not really a fan of Helvetica. Not very thoroughly tested, but seems to work well.

    0 points
    • Chris SlowikChris Slowik, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

      So.. what if I already have Source Sans installed?

      NVM.. I'm a noob. Just noticed the different names.

      Only odd thing i've noticed so far: http://prntscr.com/53lu4v Username is not aligned well on menu bar

      0 points