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a set of characters in a typeface of all the same style, i. e. the same size, weight and orientation

COMMENT: Each typeface will be available in many different fonts (Univers, for example, was designed in 21 different fonts) and these will include the different point sizes and weights, such as bold and italic. In metal setting, the font would contain different quantities of each character, according to the frequency of use of the characters. English fonts will contain capitals, small capitals, lower case, punctuation marks, numerals, ligatures and common symbols, making about 150 sorts in all. English fonts contain some accents and special characters, but many accents which are standard in, for example, German or Spanish fonts are not included in English. British fonts contain the pound and the dollar signs, but American fonts are likely not to have the pound sign.



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