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Handwriting for the modern age

Fonts

What font do you prefer to use?

Rob and Cath talk about fonts and how the choice of fonts can indicate what type of person you are.

This week's question: Do you know which language the word 'font' originates from? Is it:

a) Spanish

b) German

c) French

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!

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Fonts

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Vocabulary

fonts

different styles and sizes of letters that are used in printing or typing

an array

a group or collection of things or people, often large or impressive

typography

the way of preparing and arranging printed material, especially designing how text will appear when it's printed

calligraphy

the art of producing beautiful handwriting often using a brush or a special pen

unsophisticated

simple and basic

characteristics

qualities or features that are typical of someone or something

humanitarian

concerned with reducing suffering and improving the conditions that people live in

competent

efficient and effective

loathed

disliked very much

jaunty

light-hearted, full of confidence and energetic

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