Re: Font vs. Typeface

Subject: Re: Font vs. Typeface
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:35:35 -0700

Yeah. The digital revolution has totally messed up the purist. MW is
totally right.

My vote still goes to Ealasaid Haas as having the coolest answer through
working with lead type as a hobby.


On Wednesday, 21 October 2015, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>

> 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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