I don't want this to come across as some whiny "wah wah I can't take the downvotes" post, but I am honestly perplexed why Font/Fount of Information received not one - but two - downvotes. As there were no accompanying comments as to how it could be improved, I'm hoping for some constructive feedback here.
This question does not show any research effort. It is unclear or not useful.
The post contains my research. The NGram and dictionary seemed to contradict each other, and although there were a couple random "Bob's grammar blog" posts about it, none seemed to offer any conclusive answers from a reputable source.
As for usefulness... if I (as a native-speaking semi-pro writer) am not sure if there are reasons to use one over the other, and cannot find a definitive answer, surely the answer might be useful to someone somewhere? It wasn't even a hypothetical exercise; I came across it as I was writing about my toddler being a 'font of new words' and wasn't sure if it should be 'fount' instead.
This is my second question that has received a puzzling number of downvotes. I'll be the first to admit that neither would win any 'insightful question of the year' awards, but they were both meant as good-faith efforts to ask a decent question and contribute to the site. So just color me confused as to exactly what our standards are.