# Typeface and font [closed]

I was wondering what differences are between typeface and font?

What are some examples of typefaces and of fonts that are used often?

Both textual and visual explanation will be appreciated, and the latter is especially helpful.

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## closed as off topic by Jake, lockstep, Joseph Wright♦Jul 12 '11 at 7:21

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@ Tim: I'm not sure the question as it is phrased now is on-topic on TeX.sx, as it isn't directly related to (La)TeX. If you'd like to know what fonts you can easily use with LaTeX, take a look at the answer to Typefaces that Come with the Standard LaTex Distribution... –  Jake Jul 11 '11 at 2:06
@Jake: They are concepts of typography, which Tex belongs to. Understanding the concepts helps understanding and using Tex. –  Tim Jul 11 '11 at 2:13
I totally see your point, but there is a risk of broadening the scope too much if questions start covering purely typographical questions. See for example the discussion the Meta site: What Should the Policy be on Typography and Design Questions? –  Jake Jul 11 '11 at 2:20
Yes, maybe it would be better asked on the Graphic Design site. –  ℝaphink Jul 11 '11 at 5:34
I have to agree with Jake. The question would be better phrased using a direct TeX connection. Also please no salutation lines and please start the title always with a uppercase letter. Thanks. –  Martin Scharrer Jul 11 '11 at 6:50