Although “font” has largely replaced “typeface” in common usage, professionals who deal with type prefer to distinguish between the two. “Typeface” refers to letter design; Times, Helvetica, and Garamond are all typefaces. Typefaces are usually made up of a number of fonts: complete sets of characters in that style, like Times Roman, Times Italic, and Times Bold. The distinction is important only when dealing with such professionals.

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