San Francisco is a sans-serif typeface family designed by Apple. It was first created for use on the Apple Watch and has since gone on to replace Helvetica Neue as the system font on OS X and iOS. I imagine it will likely replace Myriad as Apple's official advertising typeface in the near future.
2. Roboto. As the system font for Android, Roboto is one of the best-known options out there (alongside Helvetica, Arial, Calibri and Times New Roman). All the applications mentioned above use it for Android.
if you used iPhone IOS before 2015, they were used Helvetica Neue on the IOS platform. And then apple launched there own custom San Francisco font, that was inspired by Helvetica Neue. So, you can also be used Helvetica Neue as an alternative to San Francisco font.
San Francisco (SF).
SF Pro is the system font in iOS, macOS, and tvOS; SF Compact is the system font in watchOS. Designed to match the visual clarity of the platform UIs, the system fonts are legible and neutral.
For at least 18 years, Apple's corporate font was a custom variant of the ITC Garamond typeface, called Apple Garamond. It was used alongside the famous Apple logo, for product names on computers, in countless ads, printed materials and on the company website.
Getting Mac fonts on Windows
The first step is to download and install a program on Windows called MacType. You can get it for free here. Run the installer, and follow the setup wizard. Once it's installed, we can get those fonts on Windows.
Commonly used alternatives to Helvetica include Arial and Swiss. Many other typefaces come close, and some are better matches than others, but if you are going for a certain look with a little bit of variation, the long list of Helvetica-like typefaces offers an embarrassment of riches.
There are a few ways to get iOS font and emojis on Android. One way is to root your Android phone and install a custom ROM that includes the iOS font and emojis. Another way is to use an app called iFont (available for free on the Google Play Store) to install the iOS font on your Android phone.
Otherwise, Helvetica is a trademarked, commercial font. It is not “free” and anyone offering you a “free” copy or version of Helvetica is doing so outside the law. Adobe does not bundle any version of Helvetica with any applications.
Helvetica is a standard system font on Macs only. What you can do however is specify Helvetica in a CSS font declaration, but also make sure that you include fallback fonts for Windows users.
On Apple's homepage and other web pages on the site, the San Francisco typeface is being used in many places where text is displayed, replacing the previous Myriad typeface. Bolder and easier to read, San Francisco has been used on iOS devices and Macs since iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 were introduced in 2015.
Roboto. Roboto was interestingly chosen by Google as the main font for its mobile operating system on Android phones, making it a popular choice as a font for app UI design. This neo-grotesque font is the perfect choice for any Android app as it was designed directly in Google's laboratories!
First of all you have to choose the right font subfamily. If you are designing for iOS, MacOS or Apple TV, you should use 'SF' and for Apple Watch 'SF Compact'. Then you have to remember ' 20pt rule '. So if your size is less than 20pt, use ' Text ' cut and if 20 pt and more use ' Display '.
Roboto. One of the popular fonts chosen by many mobile app developers is Roboto. No less interesting is that Roboto was chosen by Google as the main font for the mobile operating system on Android phones.
San Francisco is the default font for iPhone and iPad.
Visit the Google Play store and search for apple emoji keyboard or apple emoji font. The search results will include emoji keyboard and font apps such as Kika Emoji Keyboard, Facemoji, Emoji Keyboard Cute Emoticons, and Emoji Fonts for Flipfont 10. Pick the emoji app you want to use, download it, and install it.
Helvetica and Arial share many similar characters but some characters are different. The x- height of both Arial and Helvetica are same, which is why they are often confused for each other. The Differences lie in small details. The a in Helvetica has a tail while Arial does not.
Helvetica is not a base Windows font and there are no versions I know of on Typekit. You'll have to find it elsewhere. There are plenty of places to buy fonts. Lots and lots of versions of Helvetica.
Roboto is an open-source, grotesque sans-serif typeface designed by Christian Robertson in 2011 and released through Google. Despite being accused of being a “frankenfont” mashup of DIN and Helvetica, I'm personally quite fond of Roboto. I think it renders crisply on screens and is very legible, even at smaller sizes.
Mac TrueType fonts only work on the Mac, while Windows TrueType fonts work on Windows and Mac OS X. Therefore, a Mac TrueType font will need to be converted to the Windows version in order for it to work in Windows.
Convert Mac formatted font into Windows-compatible font
Download and install the DfontSplitter font converter software. Open it, and you will see the following interface. Click Add files and then browse for Mac formatted font (. dfont) files that you want to convert into a Windows-compatible TrueType(.