RE: [RMX:NL] Re: Font vs. Typeface

Subject: RE: [RMX:NL] Re: Font vs. Typeface
From: Slager Timothy J <Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:55:53 +0000

I think the article misses one aspect of the muddling of terms. There was a time when the files you downloaded were bitmap images for Arial Roman, Arial Italic, Arial Bold, Arial Bold Italic, and the like. This might not fit the strict definition of font, since (as I recall) many pt sizes were included in each file, but it was a typeface with limitations of weight and style. So the font peddlers were correct in referring to them as fonts, not typefaces. Once truetype and other scaling fonts came around and one could actually download a typeface, the die had been set.

tims

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Subject: [RMX:NL] Re: Font vs. Typeface

Here's a good piece on the subject:
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028971/whats-the-difference-between-a-font-and-a-typeface

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 9:30 PM, 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?
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References:
Font vs. Typeface: From: Craig Lashley
Re: Font vs. Typeface: From: Robert Lauriston

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