characters on the screen and on the printed page can take on all sorts of different shapes and styles - a font is a set of characters that have been designed so that all the letters of the alphabet and a whole range of other special characters (200 or more in a complete set) have the same style - there are also sets of related fonts using the same basic style but with the characters angled (italic) or made heavier (bold) or both (bold italic)
Text/ typeface style. Fonts can be very complicated. Whole groups of system fonts have been created such as Adobe TrueType, Adobe Type1 and Bitstream. Some are geared for PC systems for mainly word processing, while others are geared for MACs and graphical work. This can lead to font conflict when exchanging documents between PCs and MACs. Common fonts used on MAC systems include Helvetica, Franklin Gothic and Times while PC graphic systems prefer Arial, Swiss and Franklin Gothic. To further complicate matters, every computer is not set up with every existing font(there are thousands). Helvetica is just a family name that includes plain Helvetica, HelveticaBlack, HelveticaCondensed, et. al. Fonts are often not free, but have to be purchased by the user. AccuWeather has a limited number of fonts available. The newspaper client can give us the fonts to properly produce their weather page, but AccuWeather cannot give fonts to the client. AccuWeather cannot use the fonts sent to us by one client to create a weather page for another client.
Also known as typefaces, are the style of the letters in your text. There are hundreds of different fonts, and graphic designers choose them with great care to convey their messages. All Macs and PCs come with a range of different fonts built-in, but designers usually work with a much greater range. Fonts can be bought on CDs or downloaded from the Internet.
refers to typefaces for your screen display and printer output. it represents a graphical design which applies to all numerals, symbols and characters in the alphabet. A font comes in different sizes and styles.
A font is a set of text characters in a specific style and size. Helvetica and Times New Roman, for example, are typeface families. When their type size and style (for example, italics or bold) are specified, they are fonts.
Please keep in mind that not all computer users have the same fonts available on their computers as you do. If your site uses a font that is not available to a user, his or her browser will automatically substitute a default font, usually Times New Roman, making your site appear completely different than you had intended. Therefore, whenever possible, you should use either: Times New Roman, Helvetica, Arial, or Sans Serif, as they are the most widely available fonts.