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typeface

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typeface

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The style or design of a font. Other independent parameters are size, boldness (thickness of lines), and obliqueness (a sheer transformation applied to the characters, not to be confused with a specifically designed italic font).

typeface

The design of a set of printed characters, such as Courier, Helvetica and Times Roman. The terms "typeface" and "font" are used interchangeably, but the typeface is the primary design, while the font is the particular implementation and variation of the typeface, such as bold or italic (or none; the normal, upright style).

A major difference between typefaces is whether there are tiny horizontal lines at the tops and bottoms of any straight lines. The age-old serif typeface is Times Roman while Helvetica is the traditional sans-serif typeface. Since the TrueType fonts have become so ubiquitous, Times New Roman and Arial have become widely used for serif and sans-serif fonts. See font.






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In August, the first version of the Universal Typeface will be downloadable and can be used like any other font.
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So many typefaces go unnoticed due to limited exposure, language barriers, or lack of effective marketing," said Grant Hutchinson, type designer and founding partner of Veer.
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