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Infographics Final (Typography)
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adding or reducing the letter spacing in a block of text
spacing used in most typefaces where each character has a unique width
spacing where each character has the same, fixed width, as in a typewriter type.
adding or reducing space between two specific characters to make more even spacing and typographic color.
the invisible line on which most characters sit
height of capital letters measured from the baseline to the top of caps
the part of a character that descends below the baseline (g,j,p,q,y)
an enlarged character that begins at and drops below the first line of text
break in thought or to separate a thought within a sentence (the longest of the dashes)
continuation of time, years, and dates (wider than a hyphen, narrower than an em dash)
collection of typefaces usually designed with the same basic skeletal structure but with different finishing details, enabling them to work well together
a complete character set of a particular weight and style of a typeface
any representation of a character in a font, including characters, numerals, punctuation, signs, symbols, accents, dingbats
break at the end of a line or to connect elements of a compound word
text set so that all lines have the same line length, aligning on the left and right.
when a typeface can be read related to the actual design (including its x-height, character shapes, size of its counters, stroke contrast, serifs or lack therof, and weight)
a character made from connecting or combining two characters into one
line spacing (leading)
vertical space between lines of type from baseline to baseline, usually measured in points
the stroke that connects the top and bottom part (bowl and link) of a two-storey lowercase g
a style of numeral that approximates lowercase letter forms by having an x-height as well as ascendents and descenders.
font format developed by Adobe and Microsoft; includes added enhancements, including multiplatform support, expanded character sets, and glyph substitution.
unit of measurement in typography. 72 points to the inch, and 12 points to the pica
enlarged character that base-aligns with the first line of type and rises above the body copy
a type setting can be read related to how the type is arranged, including size, leading, line length, alignment, letter spacing, and word spacing
the number of dots per inch (dpi), often referred to as high or low
common term referring to the upright version of a typeface as compared to the italic verson
the projections extending off the main strokes of the characters of serif typefaces
the curved stroke of the h, m, or n.
capital letter forms that are smaller than cap height, often the height of the lowercase letters
smart quotes (curly quotes)
correct quotation marks which are design sensitive have an open and a closed version
small projection of a main stroke found on many capital Gs
the direction of thickening in a curved stroke
a staight or curved line
a fancy flourish replaced a terminal or serif
the end of a stroke not terminated with a serif
font format developed by Apple and Microsoft known for its expanded hinting capability; primarily used by PC users (consists of a single file that contains both screen and printer font data_
the height of lowercase letters usually based on the lowercase x, not including ascenders and descenders
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