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type type face font typography graphic design
An imaginary line upon which the base of each capital rests
An imaginary line that runs along the bottom of descenders
An imaginary line that runs along the top of the capital letters
An imaginary line that runs along the tops of the lower case letters
distance from base line to mean line, also the hight of the letter 'x'
The peak of the triangle of an "A"
stroke that is unattached on one or both ends ex: "E" "t"
curved stroke enclosing the counter from of a letter
negative space that is fully/partially enclosed by a letter form
Horizontal stroke that connects 2 sides of a letter form "A" "H"
A stroke on a lowercase letter form that falls below the baseline
The enclosed part of the lower case "e"
the countered edge that connects the serif and stem in bracketed serifs
thinest stroke with in a typeface that has strokes of varying widths
The lower diagonal stroke of the letter "K"
the stroke that connects the bowl and loop of the lower case roman "g"
the bottom part of the lower case roman "g"
short strokes that extend from and at an angle to the upper and lower ends of major strokes of letter forms
the curved stroke projecting from a stem
the countered curved stroke of the "S"
A projection- smaller than a serif- that reinforces the point at the end of curved stroke ex "G"
A major vertical or diagonal stroke in the letterform
Any linear element in a letterform
A diagonal stroke or loop at the end of a letter "R" "j"
The end of any stroke that does not end in a serif
Sets of larger letters that is used int he initial position
set of smaller letters
complete set of capital letters that are the same x-height of lower case
numbers that are the same hight as the capital letters and sit on the baseline
Old style figures
Set of numbers that are compatible with lower case letters
Superior and inferior figures
small numbers, usually slightly smaller than the x-height, used for footnotes and fractions
Superior- hang from the capline
Inferior- sit on the baseline
Common mathematical expressions made up of a superior figures and inferior figure, and a slash mark
Two or more characters linked together as one nit, such as "ff" and "&"
A ligature composed of 2 vowels which are used for represent a dipthong
characters used to notate basic mathematical processes
a system of a standard signs used in written and printed matter to structure an separate units and to clarify meaning
characters with accents for foreign language typesetting or for indicating pronunciation
assorted sings, symbols, reference marks and ornaments designed for use with a type font
Logograms used to signify monetary systems "$"
ratio between relative width and the height of a letter
ratio between black vertical strokes of letters and the intervals of white between them
Letters that slant to the right but are structurally the same as upright letters (Oblique) other ex: Script and italic
Relation between thick and thin strokes
the tradition method of setting foundry type by hand
A machine that cast a line of type on a single metal slug