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Re^2: PDF::Create Fonts

by bradcathey (Prior)
on Apr 10, 2009 at 22:43 UTC ( #756935=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: PDF::Create Fonts
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(BTW, "Sans Serif" usually isn't an actual font name, but rather the name of a font family, to which Helvetica belongs, for example...)

Good point about "sans-serif", however, typographically speaking, Helvetica is not the "font," but the "face." The typeface is the name of the family, e.g., Helvetica, Georgia, Arial; but the font is the attribute, or variation of a particular typeface, e.g., bold, condensed, italic.

—Brad
"The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men." George Eliot


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Re^3: PDF::Create Fonts
by almut (Canon) on Apr 10, 2009 at 23:17 UTC
    Helvetica is not the "font," but the "face."

    I know what you mean... but in the case of Helvetica, it's actually both a face and a font name, because the "regular" version is simply named Helvetica, not Helvetica-Regular (as is the naming convention with some other faces). More precisely, the four Helvetica variants included in the "Base 14" font set (defined by Adobe) are named:

    Helvetica
    Helvetica-Bold
    Helvetica-BoldOblique
    Helvetica-Oblique

    Anyhow, all I wanted to point out is that the term "sans serif" merely refers to the family of typefaces having "no serifs"...

      Points well taken. And you are right. Sorry, I didn't mean to a.r. about it, it's just that as a graphic designer by trade, I have to put in my two cents.

      —Brad
      "The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men." George Eliot

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