font vs typeface : Common Errors in English

About font vs typeface

Although “font” has largely replaced “typeface” in common usage, professionals who deal with type prefer to distinguish between the two. “Typeface” refers to letter design; Times, Helvetica, and Garamond are all typefaces. Typefaces are usually made up of a number of fonts: complete sets of characters in that style, like Times Roman, Times Italic, and Times Bold. The distinction is important only when dealing with such professionals.

font Meaning(s)

  • (n) a specific size and style of type within a type family
  • (n) bowl for baptismal water

typeface Meaning(s)

  • (n) a specific size and style of type within a type family

font in News

  1. Top Insider Trades: ARP, PBF, ACG, LINE

    span.style4 {font-size: 10px; font-weight: bold; } span.style5 {font-size: 10px} By Jonathan Moreland, founder of Insider Insights and author of Profit From Legal Insider Trading. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It is a victory for common sense. Tracking the trading behavior of company executives, directors and large shareholders in the stocks of firms they're registered in as "insiders" has proven to ...
    on June 16, 2013 Source:

  2. Dealing with iTunes font sizes, file types, and missing files

    It’s time for another grab bag, selected from the many questions I get from readers. In this week’s column, I look at some questions about font size in iTunes (spoiler: your options are limited), identifying music file types in iTunes, finding which tracks iTunes has lost track of (spoiler: there’s an easy way), and moving podcasts to another Mac. Q: I’m having trouble seeing the type in iTunes ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Macworld

  3. Monotype releases Font Explorer 4.0 for Mac, adds Web Font support

    Monotype on Tuesday updated its font management product for Mac, FontExplorer X Pro, to version 4.0. The new version now supports Web fonts (WOFF and EOT types), OpenType features and the company's own SkyFonts technology. Additionally, the program is now available either as a standalone product or as part of the company's Web Fonts subscription plans. A "mini view" and slide show ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: MacNN

typeface in News

  1. Monotype Presents on Type Legibility in Automotive Designs at HMi Concepts & Systems 2013

    Monotype's Arabic type specialist, Dr. Nadine Chahine, will present “Eye Movement & Typeface Legibility” at Car HMi Concepts & Systems 2013, on June 18, at 9:30 a.m., at the nhow Berlin hotel in Germany. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 14, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. Monotype Releases FontExplorer X Pro 4.0 Font Management Solution for Macintosh Systems

    Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. , a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has introduced version 4.0 of its award-winning FontExplorer® X Pro font management solution for Macintosh® platforms.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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