Part of the Multimedia and graphics glossary:

A typeface is a design for a set of printer or display font s, each for a set of characters, in a number of specific sizes. Since outline fonts such as TrueType and Type 1 are scalable, a computer typeface designer must anticipate the possibility of the design being scaled through a range of sizes.

Typefaces often come as a family of typefaces, with individual typefaces for italic, bold, and other variations in the main design.

See font for additional information.

This was last updated in April 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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