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What's the difference between a typeface and a font ?

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Hi Akshit,

The main difference between these two terms is that a typeface (or type family) is the name of a specific collection of related fonts and each variation of a typeface is a font.

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Typeface means the variations of a particular font like it's style how it's look it's boldness italic and etc and font is a single font
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A typeface is a set of design features for letters and other characters, like the presence or lack of a serif, the letters’ weight and balance, spacing and the height difference between upper and lowercase letters.

Typefaces are categorized based on their style. Some of the most common types of typefaces are:

Serif typefaces

Sans serif typefaces

Decorative typefaces

Script typefaces

A font is a variation in the weight and size of a typeface. So when a typeface is a roman, bold, italic, condensed, size, or any other variable, that’s called a font.