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typeface

Adrian Bullock, Chris Jennings and Nicola Timbrell

in A Dictionary of Publishing


Published online March 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191863592

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A particular design of type that consists of a set of glyphs (or characters) needed for the display of language. The typeface is usually a family of styles and weights that all share a common design. Each of those styles is referred to as a font. Often the term font and typeface are used to mean the same thing, but strictly, the typeface is the design, whereas the font is the member of that family used in the text. So, an example of this difference would be:...

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Subjects: Publishing

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