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Electronic font development began decades ago, and in many instances fonts developed long ago can still be in use today. With this long history of font development, font naming standards have evolved through the years.
If you’ve been collecting fonts for long, you will notice that many fonts in your collection likely to contain cryptic abbreviations. This guide covers many common abbreviations in font names. Due to the varying standards and individual approaches that each type foundry may take, it’s not likely to ever be entirely comprehensive, but we have strived to include as much as possible.