There are two important concepts: font family and font in application development. If you plan to change the display style of text, you should understand them. In this tutorial, we will introduce some basic feartures and knowlage on them for beginners.
5 main font famlies
There are many types of font, such as Times New Roman, Arial and Comic Sans MS and so on. However, we can classify them into 5 main font famlies. They are: sans-serif, serif, cursive, monospace and fantasy.
What font family you should use?
We should use font family in different situation.
There is a basic rule.
|sans serif||online, such as web development|
|monospace||typewriter and source code|
There are many fonts in each font family. Here will list some popular fonts in each font family.
|sans serif||Arial,Helmet,Freesans …|
|serif||‘Times New Roman’, ‘Adobe Jenson’,Albertus, Arno …|
|cursive||‘Comic Sans MS’ …|
|monospace||‘Courier New’, Courier, Consolas,’Lucida Console’,’Bitstream VeraSans Mono’ …|
|fantasy||Ouroboros, Wonderbar …|
You can find one to use in your application.