Text is the most basic form of multimedia. It used to communicate to the viewer through language.
Definition: Data in the form of words or alphabetic characters.
There are two types of printed text, Serif and Sans Serif (sans - French meaning "without"). The serif is a decrotive flourish on the tails of words. A popular font with serifs is New Times Roman. The most widely used sans serif font is Arial.
Serif Sans Serif
Notice the ends of the verticle and horisontal strokes of the serif font have details, where the ends of the sans serif font are square