The art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed.
A particular design of type (Example: Arial, Times New Roman)
A letter's shape or glyph.
The implied visual line in which the letterform rests. All letters align optically with the baseline.
The implied line that established the height of all lower-case letters.
Short strokes that extend from and at an angle to the major strokes of a letterform.
A category of typefaces that do not use small lines at the ends of characters.
The horizontal stroke connecting the two sides of a letterform, as in the case of the letters H and A.
The distance between the meanline and the baseline.
The process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font to achieve a visually pleasing result. Moves letter closer together.
Moves letters further apart.
The peak of a letterform.
The stroke of a lowercase letter that rises above the meanline.
A stem on a lower case letter which extends below the baseline.
A collection of glyphs, generally with at least one glyph associated with each character in the font's character set, often with an encoding.