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Typographer’s Glossary

Typeface: FF Clifford

Here’s a glossary of common type terminology, which along with the FAQs may answer many font related questions. If the information you need isn’t here, call us.

Every character in a typeface, (e.g: G, $, ?, and 7), is represented by a glyph. One single type design may contain more than one glyph for each character. These are usually referred to as alternates.
Gr (Greek)
(appended to a font or volume name) Language support; includes the greek alphabet and all necessary accents for Greek.
The common German name for sans serif faces, as opposed to "Antiqua" which means serif.