Looks like it can be spelt both ways. The Australian Government style manual states: 'Font. A complete range of type characters of the same size and face. Also spelt fount'. Harking back to my trade school days (a long, long, time ago), there were also the terms 'a series of type faces' and a 'family of type faces'. All now obsolete of course with the advent of digital printing, etc.
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And the Macquarie, refers you to ‘Font’ when you look at ‘founts’.
> On 12 May 2018, at 2:01 pm, Prescott lenkaprescott@...> wrote:
> I've never seen the word founts used in this sense, only this:
Font vs fount - Grammaristhttp://grammarist.com/usage/font-vs-fount/
Wooden furnishings include chairs, long, varnished benches where visitors to the shipyard headquarters once sat and wooden pews and a baptismal font from the Church of Our Savior that was converted into the museum. (The Cherry Hill Courier-Post) The creator of much-reviled font Comic Sans has ...
> In any case, Australia used mostly American spelling for a century and more, e.g. this newspaper item from 1916:
> Tony P
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