Glossary: F G




Home page
TYPE DESIGN

Design notes
Basics
Decisions
Modules
Bold
Italic
Scans
Spacing
Elbow grease

Glossary
   
A B C D E
   F G
H I J K
   
L M N O P
   Q
R S T U
   
V W X Y Z



Face
1.  The printing surface of a type.
2.  The characteristic design of an alphabet etc and the name by which it is known.


Fat
1  Wide of standard (esp on regard to pricing).
2.  Hevy or thick in stroke.


Fat face
Very hevy in main stroke, and especially in reference to type of modern cut.


Filet
A connecting line, esp that (the bracket) uniting serif with stem.


Finial
A terminting letter of special design, or an appropriate ornament used to complete a word or line.


Flat
Descriptive of a serif that is not bracketed to the stem ( see also unbracketed).


Flourish
An extension of or addition to a normal letter; also an ornamental line or shape.


Foot
The lower part of the printing character, though more properly applied to the base of the actual type body.





Gauge
The full compass of a letter.


Gothic
A name given sometimes to
1.  black letter.
2.  Sans serifs.


Grotesque
A sans serif form, esepecially of the nineteenth century.