Greek Font (Helvetica?)

stav1606's picture

I am not sure whether a greek font is something that users of this forum can recognize, but all my greek forum attempts failed.
I would like to know if anyone can recognize this font.
It looks like a greek helvetica but all the greek helveticas I have found do not have this kind of gamma (γ).
Usually it looks like a y but this font has a more rounded lower part.
Thank you very much.

J Weltin's picture

Maybe it’s a customized version. It’s definetely not one of the Greek Linotype Helveticas. 'closing sigma', 'pi' and 'nu' are also different here, plus the small tonos mark.

stav1606's picture

Thank you for the reply.
I have seen this font used elsewhere that is why I think it is not customised.

J Weltin's picture

There are more similarities to Akzidenz Grotesk Pro Medium, which the design of the figure 9 suggests. But 'pi' and 'gamma' still look different.

stav1606's picture

You are right. The endings of 9 are not horizontal like Helvetica's. So we are looking at a greek interpretation of another font.

Ryuk's picture

You are right. The endings of 9 are not horizontal like Helvetica's. So we are looking at a greek interpretation of another font.

Yes... and No... Even if I'm clearly not a specialist of Greek fonts. My first thought was "this is not Helvetica, /9 is off. looks more like Akzidenz Grotesk". But after checking the Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk Pro+ Greek character set, /γ was still off (and many more actually such as /ɛ). So really don't know what it could be... May be asking to specialists like Cannibal Fonts would worth a shot...

stav1606's picture

It could be an old greek version of Akzidenz Grotesk.

stav1606's picture

I found out that it is probably a greek version of a BMW custom typeface.

J Weltin's picture

Could well be, yes.

stav1606's picture

Turns out it most probably is a very old greek font.
You can see it exists from 1969 in this picture where I combined alla the samples I found.

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/5583/oldgreekfont.jpg

J Weltin's picture

Eureka!

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