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where did the word "font" come from?

is it another language? or is it just a word? its kinda interesting...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The term font derives from Middle French fonte, meaning "(something that has been) melt(ed)", referring to type produced by casting molten metal at a type foundry. English-speaking printers have used the term fount for centuries to refer to the multi-part metal type used to assemble and print in a particular size and typeface.

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