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Hairline
Thinnest part of a character, straight or curved.


Hairline serif
One consisting of a very fine line, which joins the stem with no or very little bracketing.


Handtooled
See inline.


Hanging
See old style figures.


Head
The top of the printing character, though more properly applied to the upper rear of the actual type shank.


Heavy
Bold, ie having thick strokes.


Height
See gauge.


Handle
••• of a Bézier point.