Introduction to Typography
Typography terms every designer must know.
Framework of type
The cap line marts the height or highest pewit of uppercase letterforms.
The ascender line marks the height or highest point of ascenders, that is the part of a few lowercase letterforms that rises above the x-height.
The baseline is the me on which letterforms, words, lines, and paragraphs sit.
The descencter line marts the lowest point of descenders that «s the part of a few lowercase letterforms that falls be*>w the baseline.
The mean ine (mid line) marks the height or highest point of lowercase letterforms excluding ascenders and descenders.
X-height is the distance from baseline to mean line, or, typically, the top of the lowercase x.
Cap height is the distance from the baseline to cap me that measures uppercase letterform height.
Parts of type
Leading and kerning
A Glyph is an elemental symbol.
A character is a typographic element such as a letterform, numeral, or punctuation mark.
A serif is a small finishing detail at the start and end of strokes.
Sans serif refers to type without serifs.
Weight refers to stroke thickness.
Widht is basically how wide the letterforms stand.
A point (abbreviated pt) is a typographic measure equal to 0.35 mm.
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