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Inclination
Slope or angle of departure from the perpendicular.


Inclined
Sloping, as in italic, sloped roman, and most script designs.


Inclined serif
One running at an angle, esp as on m n u.


Inline
A type design into which a fine line appears to be engraved; akin to engraved, handtooled, tooled.


Intermediate
Descriptive of a weight of stroke between light and medium.


Italian
See venetian.


Italic
A type inclined headwards slightly to the right (approx 15° to 17° from the perpendicular, after the first of such designs (Aldus Manutius, Venice 1501).





Joined
Characters actually united, as in ligatures, or apparently so, as in some scripts.





Kern
That part of a type design overhanging the body.









Kern
Part that goes outside the body of the character.




Kerning
Exceptions to character widths. In the example on the left, the gap between the letters Y and e is too wide. In the example on the right, the letter e has been shifted to the left.