Portion at the top of a letter that creates an upsidedown v such as in the capital letter A
The real or imaginary straight line on which a letterform rotates
Portion at the bottom of a letter that creates a v
That part of a lowercase letter that rises above the x-height, as in letters 'b', 'd', 'f', 'h', 'k', 't' and 'l'.
Portion of a letter that extends below the baseline
What is a ligature and why would you use them?
What is the worst color combination for text on background?
Red text on Black background
What is the best color combination for text on background?
Black text on White background
Gaps of white space within a body of text sometimes created when using Justified alignment.
Define: mean line
The imaginary horizontal line that denotes the top of the lowecase letter x
The thinnest part of a letter other than the serif. Joins are frequently hairlines. Also, a fine line or rule, the thinnest that can be reproduced in printing.
Another way to describe letters without serifs.
Originally a horizontal strip of soft metal used for vertical spacing between lines of type. Now meaning the vertical distance from the baseline of one line to the baseline of the next.
Define: en dash
Define: em dash
A small stroke at the end of the main strokes of letterforms
Define: sans serif
A typeface without serifs
A unit of measure used by printers, equal to 1/72 inch
Left-justified text that is flush with the left margin and ragged at the right margin. Unused space in each line is at its right.
Left-hand page of an opening. It has an even page number
What font may be a serif but is not?
Define: base line
The line on which letterforms rest
Define: cap line
Shortcut for: en dash
Mac: Option + Shift + hyphen
Shortcut for: em dash
Mac: Option + hyphen
What formal type alignment should be used sparingly?
The height of a lowercase letter 'x' in a particular font
Define: body size
The height of the face of the type. Originally, this meant the height of the face of the metal block on which each individual letter was cast. In digital type, it is the height of its imaginary equivalent, the rectangle defining the space owned by a given letter (different from the dimension of the letter itself).
An abstract symbol, represend within a computer by a numerical code. Also, a symbol in a font or glyph.
The generally round or elliptical forms which are the basic body shape of letters such as (uppercase) C, G, O, and (lowercase) b, c, e, o, and p. Similar to the space known as an "eye".
(1) The actual shape (bit pattern, outline) of a character image. In this usage, ``glyph'' is a synonym for ``character image'', or simply ``image''. (2) A kind of idealized surface form derived from some combination of underlying characters in some specific context, rather than an actual character image.
The last line of a paragraph that appears at the top of a page
Define: cap height
The distance from baseline to cap line of an alphabet, which is the approximate height of the uppercase letters. It is often less, but sometimes greater, than the height of the ascending lowercase letters.
A header or the first line of a paragraph that appear as the last line on a page
A slanted type design, following the letter shapes of the roman variation, as opposed to italic, which is also cursive.
When referring to a decade, which is correct in type?
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Define: set solid
True of False:
Almost all typographical element are measured in points.
What would you Italicize in an article or body copy?
Book titles, movie titles, journals or magazine names, journal names & periodical references
Do you use two enters before and after a paragraph anymore?
Who created the first practical reusable type?
In what year was the first practical reusable type created in?
Piece of metal type.
The white space enclosed by a letterform, whether wholly enclosed (as in "d" or "o") or partially (as in "c" or "m").
Any graphic form such as a letter, number, punctuation mark, or mathematical sign
Heaviness or blackness of letters. Numerically, the ratio of the widths of vertical strokes to the x-height.
A distinctive, visually consistent design for the symbols in an alphabet.
The main diagonal portion of a letterform such as in N, M, or Y
True of False:
Early type was based on 12th century handwritting in Europe, Germany and France
What can be found within the Glyphs panel?
small caps, ligatures, text figures, tilting figures, ornaments, symbols
The Ampersand or & symbol was creating using that lower case letters?
e and t
What is another term used to describe slab serifs?
True of False:
It is recomended that in order to define a new paragraph the use interparagraph space and first line indent.