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>, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:46:16 +0000

The word "writing" in "I am writing an email" does not refer to the mechanical act of dragging a pencil across paper but to the mental act of composing thoughts and expressing them in words.


On Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:33 AM, Craig Lashley 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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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

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