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October 29, 2009 - 7:04 PM

[typography] - a copied comment from Font or Typeface?:

The correct hierarchy of typographic termi­nology, as I learned it, is broken down into the four Fs.

FOUNDRY: The designer and/or manufac­turer of sets of type. Berthold Direct Corpo­ration is a type foundry.

FAMILY: Related typefaces from the same foundry. Berthold Garamond is a type family.

FACE: The style of the type (regular, medium, bold, etc.). Berthold Garamond regular is one typeface while Berthold Garamond italic is a different typeface.

FONT: A typeface at a specific size. Berthold Garamond italic, 10 point is one font while Berthold Garamond italic, 12 point is a different font.

simply for the joy of the esoteric terminology hierarchy. See Template:Typography terms - Wikipedia if you need more.

October 8, 2009 - 6:51 PM