Definitions of a 'font' of type is an indefinite quantity having all the proper proportions of 'sorts

  1. ' including capitals and small capitals, lower-case, spaces, points and references, figures, accents, hyphens, ligatures ([ Ligatures for fi fl and ffi]), & c. The proportion of letters ranges from 200 z's to 12,000 e's. The smaller letters are called lower-case, from the case in which the compositor has them arranged; the capitals and small capitals being in a different or upper case.