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Quick Definition

In computer jargon, a typeface (ie, a style of lettering) is called a "font". Different fonts use different styles of lettering: some fonts mimic handwriting, others are fancy, still others are plain and simple. Popular fonts include Courier, Impact, Times New Roman, Lucinda Sans and Arial.

That said, by far the most hated font out there is Comic Sans. It was developed for a specific use, but many people have been using it for anything and everything, much to the ire of graphic designers.