Re: Font vs. Typeface

Subject: Re: Font vs. Typeface
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 05:26:24 -0400

However, it's common today for people to refer to a typeface as a font in
conversation. That's an unwinnable battle.

I've long been a student of typography and thus quite a stickler, so I
refer to typefaces in my writing.

> Chris

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 3:03 AM, Ant Davey <ant -at- ant-davey -dot- com> wrote:

> Craig,
>
> Arial is a typeface. 10 point, bold, and other 'elements' that can
> have values ascribed are fonts.
>
>
> Semantically, handwriting can't be a typeface as it isn't type. So I
> suppose it would be a style.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Ant
>
> On 19 October 2015 at 20:30 Craig Lashley <clashley -at- mail -dot- usf -dot- edu>
> wrote:
> Can someone please explain the difference between font and typeface?
> I am
> also curious about handwriting. When a person writes in manuscript
> or
> cursive is that considered a font or typeface or some sort of style?
> Thanks,
> Craig Lashley
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Font vs. Typeface: From: Craig Lashley
Re: Font vs. Typeface: From: Ant Davey

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