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Chapter 26. Font Management > A Little Font Primer

A Little Font Primer

Anyone interested in fonts should first become acquainted with basic typographic nomenclature. Let’s start at the top.

The word font, as used in Windows, really refers to a typeface. Those people in typesetting circles believe the term is misused in PC jargon, and you should really be calling, say, Arial a typeface. But, oh well. There goes the language (again). Fonts are specified by size as well as by name. The size of a font is measured in points. A point is 1/72 of an inch.


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