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    A font is a set of symbols, which can be used for typesetting. In metal typesetting, each piece is called a “sort” and a each point size of a typeface makes up its own font. This is not the case for digital fonts, since they are scalable. The different fonts of a type family are usually referred to as “styles” (e.g. regular, italic, bold italic). Digital fonts are made up of characters and glyphs.


    Dutch: font
    French: fonte de caractères
    German: Font
    Italian: font (fonte)
    Polish: font
    Spanish: fuente
    Turkish: Font, Yazıtipi

    Related Term(s): Glyph Sort Typeface

    Ralf Herrmann By Ralf Herrmann ()
    Contributors: Riccardo Sartori hspencer CAST Przemysław Sakrajda tipografi

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    thomas gravemaker


    A 'letterpolis' it's called in Dutch when we refer to metal type. 

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