E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
in printing, sometimes called Fount, a complete set of type of any one size, with all the usual points and accents; a font consists of about 100,000 characters. The word is French, fonte, from fondre (to melt or cast). When a letter of a different type to the rest gets into a page it is called a wrong font, and is signified in the margin by the two letters wf. (See TYPE.)
Taken to the font. Baptised. The font is a vessel employed for baptism.