Font Anatomy Terms
List of Typography terms for use in the Publication and Graphic Design class at Hutchison High School.
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a family of alphabetic characters, numbers, punctuation marks and other symbols that share a consistent design; often used synonymously with font
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
distracting white spaces that are created within body copy from negative space between words
typeface which resembles cursive writing
a.k.a. novelty; type which is very stylized and used for sparingly for specific purpose
type with consistent stroke weights
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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