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recognizable by their thin, long horizontal serifs, and clear-cut thick/thin transitions in the strokes. The stress is vertical, i.e. there is no slant on the letters.
typefaces are based on hand lettering of scribes and they first appeared in the late 15th century, Their relation to calligraphy can be seen in the curved strokes and letters with thick to thin transitions, looking somewhat like letters drawn with a pen and ink. the thick/thin transition is moderate and not so obvious. The serifs are always angled and if you draw a line though the thinnest parts of the letters, you’ll see that the stress is diagonal.
medium contrast between thick and thin strokes, less left-inclined Old Style faces, and a triangular or flat tip where diagonal strokes meet (such as the base of a W).
serif typeface characterized by thick, block-like serifs. Serif terminals may be either blunt and angular (Rockwell), or rounded (Courier). Slab serif typefaces generally have no bracket (feature connecting the strokes to the serifs). Some consider slab serifs to be a subset of modern serif typefaces
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