Re: Towards a classification system for uses of the Private Use Area

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun Apr 28 2002 - 07:06:10 EDT

At 23:14 -0400 2002-04-27, John Cowan wrote:
>"=?iso-2022-jp?B?GyRCJG0hOyE7ITshOxsoQiAbJEIkbSE7ITshOxsoQg==?=" scripsit:
>> Is a fount something like a font? What is the difference between a fount
>> and a font?
>British/Commonwealth vs. American spelling.

The New Oxford gives "font" as the primary spelling and lists (Brit.
also fount). In the IT world, nobody uses "fount". Rather like
"program" which is ubiquitous for software, while "programme" remains
for broadcasting and printed fliers.

Michael Everson *** Everson Typography ***

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