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What Modern Computer Term Derives Its Name From Metal Casting?

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Answer: Font

The term “font”, which refers to the different styles of typeface available on your computer, is derived from the Middle French word “fonte”.

The word meant “something that has been melted; a casting”. In a pre-computer age, the term font was used in reference to the physical sets of typeface employed by a printer which were created, via metal casting, at a type foundry.