Monday, February 2, 2009

Let's Talk Fonts

font (fant) n.; A design for a set of characters. A font is the combination of typeface and other qualities, such as size, pitch, and spacing. For example, Times Roman is a typeface that defines the shape of each character. Within Times Roman, however, there are many fonts to choose from -- different sizes, italic, bold and so on. (The term font is often used incorrectly as a synonym for typeface.)
I love fonts - they are the expression of the written puter word. I have hundreds at my disposal and I use most of them weekly. The Serif, the sans-serif, the cursive, the fantasy, the old stand-bys. Check out the bottom of this blog for a daily font you can download. Have yourself some fun by create your own handwriting into a font at (a tip: it's best to do a print instead or cursive handwriting - the connecting lines (serifs) won't match up.

Remember the pangram, The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. - ? I found a couple of others that are just funny and wanted to share:
The job requires extra pluck and zeal from every young wage earner. And
Ebenezer unexpectedly bagged two tranquil aardvarks with his jiffy vacuum cleaner.

And, although there are no English words that contain all the letters in the alphabet "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" will always put a smile on your face when sung out loud.

1 comment:

  1. Lol! Yes, that word is a favorite from childhood and it really does make you happy to say it! Thanks for the font info. Sam. Have a great weekend!