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The Handy Type Glossary For Noobs

THE HANDY TYPE GLOSSARY FOR NOOBS MEASURE Typeface GLYPH SIZE H1 HIERARCHY GLOSSARY H2 KERNING LEADING TRACKING partialy THE POINT SYSTEM (1 POINT IS 1/72 INCH, 12 POINTS MAKE 1 PICA) IS USED AS THE MEASURE OF SIZE. SIZE IT IS THE ACT OF ADJUSTING THE SPACE BETWEEN CHARACTERS TO CREATE A HARMONIOUS PAIRING. KERNING IT DESCRIBES THE VERTICAL SPACE BETWEEN EACH LINE OF TYPE. LEADING MEASURE IT IS THE WIDTH OF A TEXT BLOCK. IT HELPS ACHIEVE THE OPTIMUM READING EXPERIENCE. TRACKING IT IS SIMILAR TO KERNING BUT RELATES TO THE SPACING OF ALL CHARACTERS AND IS APPLIED EVENLY. GLYPH HIERARCHY EVERY SINGULAR MARK THAT MAKES PART OF A FONT, BE IT A LETTER, PUNCTUATION OR EVEN A DINGBAT. IT DEFINES THE STRUCTURE OF HEADINGS AND BODY TEXT IN ORDER TO GUIDE THE READER. ontimum BOWL BEAK THE CURVED, ENCLOSED PARTS OF LETTERS SUCH AS 'P' AND 'B'. THE BEAK-SHAPED TERMINAL AT THE TOP OF LETTERS SUCH AS 'A', 'C', 'F' AND 'R'. STEM CROSSBAR A VERTICAL, FULL-LENGTH STROKE IN UPRIGHT CHARACTERS. THE CROSSBAR CONNECTS TWO STROKES, AS IN 'H". tending LIGATURE fi O apes THE COMPLETELY OR PARTIALLY ENCLOSED COUNTER IT IS THE POINT WHERE TWO OR MORE LETTERS ARE JOINED AS A SINGLE GLYPH. PORTION OF LETTERFORMS SUCH AS 'C' AND 'O'. ARM TERMINAL IT IS A TYPE OF CURVE AT THE END OF A HORIZONTAL STROKE THAT DOESN'T CONNECT TO A STROKE OR STEM AT/BOTH ENDS. STROKE SUCH AS THE TEARDROP SHAPES. SPINE EAR THE MAIN CURVED STROKE OF A SMALL STROKE EXTENDING FROM LOWERCASE OR CAPITAL S. UPPER-RIGHT SIDE OF THE BOWL OF 'G'. APEX SERIF A FLARE OR TERMINATING FLOURISH AT THE POINT AT THE TOP OF A CHARACTER WHERE THE LEFT AND RIGHT STROKES MEET. THE END OF A LETTERFORM'S STROKES. X-НEIGHT САР НEIGHT THE HEIGHT OF THE LOWERCASE X IN THE HEIGHT OF A CAPITAL LETTER ANY GIVEN TYPEFACE. ABOVE THE BASELINE. ASCENDER DESCENDER THE PART OF A LOWER CASE LETTERFORM THAT THE PART OF THE LETTERFORM PROJECTS ABOVE THE X-HEIGHT OF THE FONT. THAT FALLS BELOW THE BASELINE. ASCENDER LINEeve DESCENDER LINE IT SHOWS WHERE THE TOP OF LETTERS IT IS THE INVISIBLE LINE THAT EXTENDS SUCH AS 'K' AND 'H' TOUCH. BELOW THE BASELINE WITHIN A FONT. FINIAL BASELINE A TAPERED OR CURVED END, WHICH APPEARS ON LETTERS SUCH AS 'E' AND 'C'. THE BASELINE IS WHERE THE FEET OF YOUR CAPITAL LETTERS SIT. SHOULDER LINK/LOOP aiustin IN LOWERCASE 'G', LOOP IS ENCLOSED COUNTER THE CURVED STROKE AIMING DOWNWARD FROM A STEM. BELOW BASELINE, CONNECTED TO BOWL BY LINK. Ro SWASH TAIL TYPOGRAPHICAL FLOURISH, SUCH AS AN AMPLIFIED SERIF, TAIL OR STROKE ON A GLYPH. OV THE DESCENDING, OFTEN CURVED DIAGONAL STROKE ON 'K', 'R' OR 'Q'. petell dn Designmantic

The Handy Type Glossary For Noobs

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A strong and intimate understanding of the typeface glossary is the first thing that prominent designers rely on as they work their magic. They also prove helpful in making new fonts and typography tr...

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