Today it is common to find computer keyboards with at least one typeface, commonly referred to as a font. The first typewriters employed metal type, but those machines were too slow and expensive to be practical for most purposes. In the 1870s, the first electric typewriters were introduced, which could produce high-quality text. With improvements in technology and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s, today's keyboards come standard with many different fonts.
These are some of the oldest and most recognizable fonts: Times New Roman, Garamond, and Helvetica. They're often used in formal settings like business documents and college essays. A cursive font is easy to read because it features minimal ascenders (the lines above letters) and descenders (the lines below letters). Because cursive typefaces are more densely packed, they're usually easier on the eyes than blockier fonts like Helvetica.
Today, you can still find typewriter-style keyboards in some types of office environments, including government agencies and educational institutions.
In addition to their practical use as a means of writing text, typewriters have also become popular as collectibles. They are considered vintage items because they were made before the invention of computers and are now valued for their aesthetic qualities. Some people also collect them because they are artifacts from an earlier time period when technology was not as advanced.