RE: Font vs. Typeface

Subject: RE: Font vs. Typeface
From: Ealasaid Haas <ehaas -at- adaptiveinsights -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 16:17:54 +0000

Delurking to say:

Ant is right - a typeface is Arial/Garamond/whatevs, a font is a typeface plus any distinguishing markers (so, 8pt. Arial is a font; Helvetica is a typeface).

I do some work with brass and lead type as part of my bookbinding side hustle, and the person who taught the workshop where I first learned about how to use it (in a hot foil stamper, to put titles on the spines of books) talked about the whole font/typeface thing. :D

Cheers,
Ealasaid Haas

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To: Craig Lashley
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Subject: Re: Font vs. Typeface

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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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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