Times New Roman, Arial, and Helvetica: The Font Favorites. But Why?

There are hundreds of thousands of font styles out there in the world, and yet the mainstays in English and Latin-based languages typically boil down to just three: Times New Roman, Arial, and Helvetica. They are everywhere, whether we like it or not: from the papers we wrote in high school to the books we read to instruction manuals to advertisements to journals and newspapers. Somehow, this trio has led the pack of font styles for decades, and became the fonts of choice for a multitude of companies, operating systems, and entire industries.

Let’s find out how they became the most widely used fonts ever.