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 11:15:26 -0400

What Ant wrote. > Chris

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 11:10 AM, Jim Jones <han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I always thought that font was the word used in the computer and internet
> world, whereas typeface was the word used in traditional printing.
>
> Jim Jones
>
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> On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 8:33 AM, Craig Lashley <clashley -at- mail -dot- usf -dot- edu>
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks. That makes sense about handwriting. For a minute I started to
>> question if it is correct to say "I am writing an email" rather than "I am
>> typing an email." From what I've read they are both correct. Handwriting
>> would be something entirely different.
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 5:26 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > 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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Follow-Ups:

References:
Font vs. Typeface: From: Craig Lashley
Re: Font vs. Typeface: From: Ant Davey
Re: Font vs. Typeface: From: Chris Morton
Re: Font vs. Typeface: From: Craig Lashley
Re: Font vs. Typeface: From: Jim Jones

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