A group of characters (letters, numbers and punctuation) that share a common design or style. Examples: Times New Roman, Arial, Helvetica and Futura
The mechanical way the typeface is made - can be digital, hand-set, machine-set or phototype. All fonts that are created are of a typeface.
The different options available within a typeface - Bold, Italic and more
The size of the font. 1 point = 1/72 inch.
A typeface that has lines at the ends of the strokes of the characters - aka the feet. Serifs make fonts easier to read since they guide the eye to the next letter.
Without serif. A typeface that has no feet on the characters. They are easier to read on a screen and better for bigger blocks of text when used in print.
A measurement for lines of text. 6 picas = 1 inch. 1 pica = 12 points.
The spacing between the characters in a block of text.
The spacing between two individual characters.
The spacing between lines of text. Positive leading spaces the lines out and negative leading makes the lines overlap.
The height of a typeface's lowercase x and usually the height of the body of all lowercase letters. It doesn't include ascenders and descenders.
An imaginary line where all of the characters of a typeface rest.
The positioning of text within the page margins - flush left, flush right, centered, justified.