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In metal teepsettin, a font is a pairteecular size, wecht an style o a teepface. Each font wis a matched set o teep, ane piece (cried a "sort") for each glyph, an a teepface conseestin o a range o fonts that shared an oweraw design.

In modren uisage, wi the advent o deegital teepografie, "font" is frequently synonymous wi "teepface", awtho the twa terms dae nae necessarily mean the same thing. In pairteecular, the uise o "vector" or "outline" fonts means that different sizes o a teepeface can be dynamically generatit frae ane design. Each style mey still be in a separate "font file"—for instance, the teepface "Bulmer" mey include the fonts "Bulmer roman", "Bulmer italic", "Bulmer bauld" an "Bulmer extendit"—but the term "font" might be applee'd either tae ane o thir alane or tae the whole teepface.