The difference between a typeface and a font

A typeface is the core design of a type family. A font is a variation of that typeface and when they are all put together, they become a family. Often, type families go way beyond bold and italic and offer variations in weight, such as light and extrabold or different widths, such as condensed and wide. Sometimes the “bold” button in a program like MS Word, fakes the weight change, instead of using the actual bold font. So, compare them to see which looks best.