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italic

A (mostly) slanted type style which takes its basic shapes from a stylized form of handwriting, and is usually narrower than its roman counterpart. Italics are commonly used for emphasis in text. They are primarily found in serif designs, while obliques originally were associated with sans serifs. See Styles, Weights, Widths - It’s All in the (Type) Family on The FontFeed.

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italic

A slanted variety of typeface, often substituted for underlining.
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italic

A slanted style of a font, generally used for emphasis.Italic differs from Oblique in that the transformation from the plain to the slanted form involves more than just skewing the letterforms. Generally the lower-case a changes to a, the serifs on lower-case letters like i (i) change, and the font generally gains a freer look to it.
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italic

A slanting or script-like version of a face. The upright faces are often referred to as roman.
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