Font

Updated: 08/03/2018 by Computer Hope

Computer fontsA font is a graphical representation of text that may include a different typeface, point size, weight, color, or design. The image shows some examples of different computer fonts. Software programs like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and WordPad allow users to change the font used when typing text in the document or spreadsheet, as do web designers.

Tip: Those who are using Microsoft Windows can find all of the fonts installed on their computer by browsing to the C:\Windows\Fonts or C:\Winnt\Fonts directory.

Why are fonts used?

Different fonts are utilized to add style to a web page or document. That is to say, they may be used to set or match the "tone" of the text based on the content. Additionally, certain fonts affect readability depending on the medium.

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