Learn about basic type terminology.
- [Narrator] There are a couple of terms in the world…of typography that are often used interchangeably,…but technically they refer to different things.…And you might well think,…"Well, that doesn't really matter what you use…if you're not a type nerd."…Maybe it isn't.…But it is useful to at least be aware of the distinctions,…even if you're not using it in your day-to-day language.…After all, you never know if you may one day require…the assistance of one of those type nerds.…
And they will appreciate you using the correct nomenclature.…There are two main terms that are confused.…Starting with font or typeface.…A font is a delivery mechanism for a complete collection…of a set of letterforms, like Helvetica Regular is a font.…Helvetica Bold is another font.…Helvetica Italic is another font.…Back in the old days, these would've been metal blocks,…each with a complete set of those letterforms…that would be used in printing.…
And these days, the delivery mechanism…is a piece of software containing all of the letterforms…
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