In typography, a typeface (also known as font family) is a set of characters that share common design features. A single typeface is represented by a specific weight, style, condensation, width, slant, italicization, ornamentation, and designer or foundry, but not by size. (e.g. "ITC Helvetica Neue Condensed Bold Italic" is a different typeface from "ITC Helvetica Neue Condensed regular Italic" or "ITC Helvetica Neue Condensed Bold". However, all belong to the Typeface Family of "ITC Helvetica Neue" which is a different Family than "ITC Helvetica" or Adobe Helvetica.) There are thousands of different typefaces in existence, with new ones being developed constantly.

The art and craft of designing typefaces is called type design. Designers of typefaces are called type designers. In digital typography, type designers are sometimes also called font developers or font designers.

Every typeface is a collection of glyphs, each of which represents an individual letter, number, punctuation mark, or other symbol. The same glyph may be used for characters from different scripts, e.g. Roman uppercase A looks the same as Cyrillic uppercase А and Greek uppercase alpha. There are typefaces tailored for special applications, such as map-making or astrology and mathematics.

The term typeface is frequently confused with the term font. Before the advent of digital typography and desktop publishing, the two terms had more clearly understood meanings. See font for a complete definition of that term.

Read more about Typeface:  Terminology, History, Digital Type, Typeface Anatomy, Types of Typefaces, Display Type, Texts Used To Demonstrate Typefaces, Intellectual Property

Other articles related to "typeface, typefaces":

Abaddon (typeface)
... Abaddon is a typeface designed by Dave Nalle of Scriptorium Fonts, inspired by the poster lettering of Art Nouveau artist Alphons Mucha ... It has been a very popular and widely used typeface for rock bands, tattoo artists and many in the goth culture ...
Martin Majoor - Type Design - Telefont
... more importantly he created the new typeface Telefont for it ... Majoor ‘The most used typeface has the least possibilities, the least used typeface has the most possibilities’ ...
Corona (typeface)
... Corona is a serif typeface, designed by Chauncey H ... It is one of five typefaces in Griffith's 'Legibility Group' which contains typefaces especially well-suited to newsprint ... strength and modernity, thus making it a typeface ideal for datasheets and newsletters ...
Typeface - Intellectual Property
... Ringer, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that typeface designs are not subject to copyright ... However, novel and non-obvious typeface designs are subject to protection by design patents ... The names of the typefaces can become trademarked ...
Samples Of Simulation Typefaces
... A simulation typeface is one designed after a unique or stereotypical aspect of the letterforms or scripts of a different language ... Name Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Bagel (typeface) (Hebrew/Latin) Circumcision (typeface) (Hebrew/Latin) Faux Arabic (Arabic/Latin) Faux Chinese (Chinese/Latin) Faux Hebrew (Hebrew/Latin ...