They're not fonts! (2002)(aiga.org)

over 5 years ago from Ernest Ojeh, UX Designer

  • Chris AllenChris Allen, over 5 years ago

    Tobias Frere-Jones: "For most people in most situations, those terms can swap around without any trouble." I used to correct people and explain that typefaces are to fonts what songs are to MP3s. I've kind of given up at this point because of how often they're used in place of one another. At this point I see it like the film/movie distinction; yes, it exists, but are you going to interrupt a conversation to point that out? Tobias, Jessica Hische and a lot of folks who know their shit are indifferent, so I've kind of just followed suit.

    http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028971/whats-the-difference-between-a-font-and-a-typeface

    7 points