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Difference between font and typeface

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Difference between font and typeface

Typeface

A typeface is the collective name of a family of related fonts (such as Helvetica), while fonts refer to the weights, widths, and styles that constitute a typeface (such as Helvetica Regular, light, Bold, etc.).

Typeface

Helvetica

Fonts

Helvetica Light

Helvetica Regular

Helvetica Bold

Font

A font is a set of printable or displayable text characters in a specific style and size. The type design for a set of fonts is the typeface.

Helvetica Bold Glyphs

Font Weights

font-weight is meant for setting the weight (boldness) of the font. The weights available depend on the font-family you are using.

Font Widths

Some typefaces include fonts that vary the width of the characters (stretch), although this feature is usually rarer than weight or stroke

Widths: Compressed, Condensed, Semi Condensed, Narrow, Normal/ Extended/ Extra Extended, Expanded.

Font Styles

Font style is a variation in style of a typeface (italic, bold italic, Oblique)

Styles: Roman, Italic, Cursive, Oblique (a slanted roman), Small Caps (usually included as an OpenType feature )

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