To be able to use fonts appropriately, so that they complement the design rather than clash with it, designers need to master some of the skills of the typographer.
Further variation comes from the different styles and weights that may be produced for each font ‘family’: plain (often called ‘Roman’ or ‘normal’), italic, semibold, bold, extra bold, condensed, thin, light, and so on. The differences between fonts, and among styles and weights, can be marked, or they may be very subtle.
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