RE: Font vs. Typeface

Subject: RE: Font vs. Typeface
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: Craig Lashley <clashley -at- mail -dot- usf -dot- edu>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 16:58:52 +0000

Here's the word from Merriam-Webster, so to speak (still not laser-beam clear but seems to get there a little better):

typeface

: a set of letters, numbers, etc., that are all in the same style and that are used in printing

Full Definition of TYPEFACE

1 : the face of printing type

2 : all type of a single design


[2]font

: an assortment or set of type or characters all of one style and sometimes one size


On Monday, October 19, 2015 12:31 PM, Craig Lashley 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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