Glossary

bcp off curve point describing the curve
glyph a drawing of a character)
character a drawing (glyph) representing a character (see)
font the physical embodiment of a collection of letters, numbers, symbols, etc. (whether it’s a case of metal pieces or a computer file) is a font. When referring to the design of the collection (the way it looks) you call it a typeface. (Mark Simonson)
UFO Unified Font Object
RoboFab python scripts for reading, writing UFO’s and many more
typeface the physical embodiment of a collection of letters, numbers, symbols, etc. (whether it’s a case of metal pieces or a computer file) is a font. When referring to the design of the collection (the way it looks) you call it a typeface. (Mark Simonson)
alt
control
command
shift
API Application Programming Interface (wikipedia entry)