Re: [apps-discuss] font/*

Dave CROCKER <dhc@dcrocker.net> Thu, 10 November 2011 01:59 UTC

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> http://fontfeed.com/archives/font-or-typeface/ explains that in very simple
> terms. As far as the analogy there with MP3<=>font, song<=>typeface goes, we
> definitely need Mime types for fonts, not for typefaces.


Forgive me for feeling the need to be entirely pedantic here, but the article 
went just shy of being completely clear (for me) and I think it is indeed worth 
having us all not merely on the same page, but the same place on the page...

Is this correct:

    Typeface:  times roman

    Font:      times roman, 12pt

    Font:      times roman, 10pt

    Font:      times roman, 10pt, italic

    Font:      times roman, 10pt, bold

Yes?

That is, typeface is the basic design (or abstraction) while typeface + physical 
details (such as specific size) is a font?

Tnx.

d/

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   Dave Crocker
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