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Ear
Small stroke that sticks out of the to of the top of the letter g. Also known as Cat's Ear or Lug.


Egyptian
A slab-serif design, in which thre is a very slight difference between thick and thin strokes; relationship to antiques and clarendons exist.

Elongated
Very condensed and tenuous.


Em-square
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Emphasis
See stress.


Engraved
See inline.


Exotic
A typeface thre outline of which does not conform closely to the accepted Latin letter (eg Arabic, Burmese); sometimes applied to very unusual or original designs of the Latin letter.


Expanded
Descriptive of a typeface appeciably wider than standard.


Extended
A very wide version of a type face.


Extra
Descriptive of considerable modification from a given standard.


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Extrema points
Extremum is new Latin (1904). It means the maximum or a minimum of a mathematical function.


Extruder
A stroke extending beyond the usual contours of given groups of letters, thus in lower-case the ascender of the h, tail of the y; in caps, swash extensions.


Eye
The small enclosed space between the upper inner arc and the bar of the lower case e.