Font Anatomy Terms Short List
List of Typography terms for use in the Publication and Graphic Design class at Hutchison High School.
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a tail or stroke at the end of some typeface characters
Typeface without serifs
Written characters representing both objects and sounds
space between lines of type
space between letters or words; also called letterspacing
height of lower case x or other letters without ascenders or descenders
An imaginary horizontal line along which the base of a letter sets
portion of a letter that extends beyond the x height; h, l, b, d, for example
portion of a letter that extends below the baseline; j, g, p,q, for example
a single word at the end of a block of text
negative space inside closed letter forms
The height from the baseline to the top of the uppercase letters in a font. This may or may not be the same as the height of ascenders. Also used in some systems to measure the type size.
Uppercase characters that appear as a smaller size than the capital height of a typeface. Short for "small capitals".
Primary vertical stroke.
A horizontal stroke.
partially enclosed area in a letter form.
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