So, somebody on Wikipedia has been fairly successfully propagating the label "virtual typefaces" for what I would call digital typefaces or digital fonts. That category has been getting applied to many typefaces, apparently the distinction being that they are *only* available in digital form, and were not phototype or metal typefaces.
So, two related questions:
1) I might argue that every typeface that is available in digital form should also get the same label (whatever that label is). Agree or disagree?
2) I think the label "virtual typeface" is silly. Nobody uses that term that I am aware of, except this one person. The actual link redirects to "computer font." Some possible labels:
- Computer typeface
- Digital typeface
- Virtual typeface
For the category label, "font" does not work so well because we are indeed talking about "typefaces" (the entire family).
What do you prefer?
Personally, I prefer "digital" over "computer" because these fonts are used on many devices that are not thought of as computers, even if they do have computer chips inside them.