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Michael Janda

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How to Align Type

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HOW TO ALIGN TYPE

Type should be aligned optically. This means that it should appear “visually” aligned (which is not always numerically aligned).⁣⁣⁣

Letters with a strong vertical stem, align on the margin.⁣⁣⁣

Letters with a curve hang over the margin. ⁣⁣⁣

Letters with crossbars (T’s) hang over the margin.⁣⁣⁣

Letters with straight strokes align on the baseline.⁣⁣⁣

Letters with curved strokes dip below the baseline. ⁣⁣⁣

Letters with serifs hang over the margin.⁣⁣⁣

Letters with an angled stem hang over the margin.⁣⁣⁣

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