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Typeface Anatomy

ARM STROKE STEM CROTCH ASCENDER LINE Typography at its TYPEFACE ΑΝΑΤΟΜΥ KERNING AXIS LINK DESCENDER TAIL BOWL ASCENDER LIGATURE QUAINT DOT OR TITTLE HEAD SERIFS UPWARD STROKE best is a visual CAPLINE 1S SPUR FINIAL TAIL VERTEX TWO STORY CONSTRUCTION НОК TEARDROP TERMINAL ARC BALL TERMINAL EAR DIACRIT form of languăge MIDLINE COUNTER OVERSHOOT CROSS STROKE FOOT SERIFS DOWNWARD STROKE LOOP SHOULDER ARC OF STEM CROSSBAR EYE BEAK linking timelessness BASELINE APERTURE LEG TERMINAL SPINE APEX | € BODY WIDTH →| and time. Robert Bringhurst DECENDER LINE ARCH BOWL BILATERAL SERIFS BRACKET CHARACTER WIDTH X-HEIGHT CAP HEIGHT BODY HEIGHT LEADING SUPERSCRIPT / SUPERIOR NUMERATOR NUMBERS Нх 1830 |1830 1830 1830 |13 13 13/13 /3 TABULAR LINING/ DEFAULT FIGURE STYLE TABULAR OLDSTYLE PROPORTIONAL LINING PROPORTIONAL OLDSTYLE SUBSCRIPT / INFERIOR DENOMINATOR FRACTIONS Proportional lining numbers are different from Tabular figures in their character width. They are spaced to fit together as letters. These figures are best for text and headings where columnar aligment is not neccessary. Oldstyle lining figures ist the second numeral form (than lining) which is used by the western language. This figures are best for continous text. Superscript and subscript numbers appears smaller than the normal line of type and is set slightly below or above it. There are best for the use in Tabular lining figures are numbers that share identical character widths Fractions are divided into three categories: basic, extended and arbitrary. Basic are 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 and are standart in the most fonts. (monospaced). This figures enables you to set colums of numbers and have them neatly line up vertically. This is especially useful for tables formulars, mathematical expressions and the description of chemical compounds. Extended fractions are 1/8, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8 and are found in many fonts. fractions which inlude everything else (i.e. 13/231) are called arbitrary fractions. CASE ROMAN, ITALIC & OBLIQUE CAPITALS ΤΥΡΟ TYPO typo typo Typo Typo Typo TYPO TYPO ΤΥΡΟ UPPERCASE LOWERCASE UNICASE ROMAN ITALIC OBLIQUE REGULAR SMALL CAPS Uppercase letters are the capital letters of the alphabet. The name uppercase comes from the metal type where the lesser used capital letters were keept in the harder to reach upper case. Roman type is the "regular or upright counterpart of an italic or oblique typeface. Italic type is a cursive typeface which is based on a stylized form of calligraphic handwriting. They often slant slightly to the right. Different qlyph shapes from roman type are also usually used. Oblique type (or slanted) is a form of type which slants slightly to the right. Unlike the italic type it does not use different glyph shapes, it uses the same glyphs as in rioman type. Regular capitals are, different from small caps, upper cases which have a different height and weight than the lowercases. Lowercase letters or The unicase or unicameral non-capital letters are the little letters of the alphabet. The name lowercase comes Small Caps are uppercase capital letters set as the same height and weight as surrounding lowercase letters. alphabet has no case for its letters. from the metal type were the more frequently used letters were keept near at the hand in the lower case. WEIGHT Light Book Regular Medium Bold Ultra The weight of a font is the thickness of the character outline relative to their height. There are many names used to describe the weight of a font. The terms normal, regular and book are used for the standard weight font of a typeface. PLAINWORKS PW COMMUNICATION DESIGN

Typeface Anatomy

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A poster with informations about the anatomy of letters with a quotation from Robert Bringhurst


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