Re: Font vs. Typeface

Subject: Re: Font vs. Typeface
From: Bernd <Hutschi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 21:32:03 +0200

Hi,
Wikipedia gives a rather good explanation as well for the current status as for history.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface

A little bit simplified is a typeface a font family whereas a font is a member of the font family.
So Arial with all its appearances is a typeface while Arial Bold is a font.
In the times when fonts were cut, it had also a special font size, but tis does not make much sense in scalable fonts.

The glyph is the graphical appearance of a special letter.

I hope I did not make a mistake when simplifying it.

Best regards
Bernd

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