“Font” vs. “Typeface”

As Stephen Tiano reminds us on David Airey’s blog, there has historically been a difference in meaning between Typeface and Font.

A typeface is the name under which all the characters (letters, numbers, punctuation marks), in all styles (roman, italic, bold, etc.) and sizes, of a particular design are unified. A font is a typeface in a single size and a single style. So Bembo is a typeface, but 10 point Bembo Italic is a font.

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