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Typography And Font Deconstruction

THELOGO COMPANY.NET'S GUIDE TO TYPOGRAPHY AND FONTS Ascender Shoulder Tittle Ball Terminal Stem Arm Bowl X-Height Ear fgxR Crossbar Tail Loop X-Line Terminal Eye Counter Ka e typ æ o Aperture Ligature Spur Kerning Serif Leg Descender TERM DEFINITION An area entirely or partially enclosed by a letter form or a symbol. Aperture The arm of a letter is the horizontal stroke on some Arm characters that does not connect to a stroke or stem at one or both ends. An upward vertical stroke found on the part of f Ascender lowercase letters that extends upward. Ball Terminal f A type of curve at the end of any stroke that doesn't include a serif. The curved part of the character that encloses Bowl the circular or curved parts of a letter. The open space in a fully or partly closed area within a letter. Counter H. The horizontal stroke Crossbar across the middle of uppercase 'A’ and 'H’. СУ The part of a letter that Descender extends below the baseline. A small stroke extending from the upper-right side of the bowl of a lower- Ear case 'g'. The eye refers specifically to the enclosed space in a lowercase 'e'. Eye a e_T y p Kerning The process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a word. HtiQfgxR The amount of Leading space between lines of words. BaeTyp fi A stroke that extends K downward at less than 9O Leg degrees is a leg, as seen on the letters k, K, R. Loop The lower portion of the lowercase `gʻ. A combo of two or more ӕ characters that are Ligature joined into one form which are not commonly combined. Serif is the small, finishing strokes on the arms, stems, and tails of characters. Serif & Sans-serif When a character doesn't have the finishing strokes it's called Sans-serif. The curved stroke Shoulder aiming downward from a stem. a. A small projection off a main stem. Spur The stem is the main, Stem usually vertical stroke of a letter. A character's downward projection such as on the letter 'Q'. Tail t The end of a stroke not Terminal terminated with a Serif. A small distinguishing mark, such as an 1 Tittle diacritic on a lowercase i or 'j'. The height that lowercase letters reach based on X-Height Xheight of lowercase x; does not include ascenders or descenders. A line marking the top of those lowercase letters, X-Line such as "o", having no ascenders. The Logo C° Taking Design To New Heights Leading

Typography And Font Deconstruction

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From the page: Typography is associated with great design for web and print. However, it was not so long ago that typesetting for printing presses was the norm.


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