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Design notes
Basics
Decisions
Modules
Bold
Italic
Scans
Spacing
Elbow grease

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A

Alignment

Alternatives
Anti-aliasing
Antique
Apex
Arch
Arm
Ascender

    Ascender letters
    Ascender line
Ascii

B

Background
Bar
Barb
Baseline
Bastard type
Beak
Bézier curve
    Bézier handle
    Bézier point
Bitmap
Black
Blackletter

Block letter
Block serif
Body letter
Body mark
Bold
Bow
Bowl
Bracket


C

Cameo
Cap height
Cap line
Character set
Closed arm
Closed h
Color
Compressed
Condensed
Counter
Crossbar
Cross stem
Crotch
Curlicue
Curly
Curly tail
Cursive
Curve


D

Decorated
Demibold
Descender
Descender line
    Descending letters
Dipthong
Distended
Doric
Dot
Double letters
Downstroke


E

Ear
Egyptian
Elongated
Em-square
Emphasis
Engraved
Exotic
Expanded
Extended
Extra
Extrema points
Extruder
Eye


F

Face
Fat
Fat face
Filet
Finial
Flat
Flourish
Foot


G

Gauge
Gothic
Grotesque


H

Hairline
Hairline serif
Handle
Handtooled
Hanging
Head
Heavy
Height


I

Inclination
Inclined
Inclined serif
Inline
Intermediate
Italian

Italic


J

Joined


K

Kern
Kerning


L

Large face
Latin
Lean
Ligature
Light
Line
Line to back
Line to front
Lining
Lining figures

Link
Lobe
Logotype
Long ascenders
Long descenders
Long letters
Long s
Loop
Lower case
Lug


M

Main stem
Main stroke
Majuscules
Mean line
Medium
Middle serif
Midline
Minuscules
Modern
Monoline
Monotone


N

Narrow
Newspaper figures


O

Oblique
Oblique bar
Oblique stress
Old English
Old face
Old style
Old-style figures
On its back
Open
Ornamented
Outline
Overlapped


P

Pixel
Point
Pothook


R

Roman
Ronde
Round letter


S

Sans serif

Scale
Scratch comma
Scratch line
Script
Serif
Set
Shaded
Shading
Shadow
Shank
Sheared terminal
Short ascenders
Short descenders
Short letters
Sidebearings
Skeleton
Slab
Sloped roman
Sloping
Sloping bar
Sloping stem
Slur
Slur serif
Small capitals
Small face
Spine
Splayed
Spur
Square letters
Standard
Stem
Stencil
Stipple
Straight of bowl
Stress
Stroke
Stub
Swash


T

Tail
Tail dot
Tail slur
Terminal
Text
Thick stroke
Thin stroke
Tied letters
Title
Titling
Tooled
Transitional
Two-color
Two-line
Typewriter


U

Ultra
Unbracketed
Upper case
Upstroke


V

Variants
Venetian


W

Wedge serif
Weight
Weights
White letter
Wide
Widths
Wing
Wing serif


X

x-height