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Odjective 101

typeface and font

TermDefinition
Typography the art or process of printing with type.
Typeface The style or design of a font.
Serif a smaller line used to finish off a main stroke of a letter, as at the top and bottom of M.
Examples of serif ALDUS, ALEXANDRIA, ASTER
Serif used for: Serif fonts are usually easier to read in printed works than sans-serif fonts
Sans Serif a style of printer's typeface in which the characters have no serifs.
Examples of sans serif: Arial, bell gothic, calibri
Sans serif used for: sans-serif fonts are used for headlines rather than for body text
Ornamental/ decorative serving or intended as an ornament; decorative.
Examples of ornamental/ decorative They have the most distinctive designs of all fonts, and may even incorporate pictures of objects, animals, etc. into the character designs.
Ornamental/ decorative used for: They usually have very specific characteristics (e.g., evoking the Wild West, Christmas, horror films, etc.) and hence very limited uses
Script handwriting as distinct from print; written characters.
Examples of script professional paper work like senoir project
Script used For: professional papers
Font is a particular size, weight and style of a typeface.
Font style Stylistic variations of a font, such as italics, underline, bold, and so on. In CSS, it refers solely to the italic state of the font.
Font Family In typography, a typeface is a set of one or more fonts each composed of glyphs that share common design features
Monospaced A monospaced font, also called a fixed-pitch, fixed-width or non-proportional font, is a font whose letters and characters each occupy the same amount of horizontal space.
Proportional corresponding in size or amount to something else
Leading most important.
Kerning space between individual letter forms
Tracking spacing uniformly over a range of characters.
Created by: J.BRALEY99