The thicker stroke in a letter showing contrasts, or the dominant or downstroke of others; also known as body mark.
As main stem.
The bibliographical name for capitals (qv).
same as midline.
A weight of type face normally between light and bold.
That on the apex of some design of the letter w.
The bibliographical name for small letters, ie lower-case (qv).
A type design characterized by appreciable contrast between thick and thin strokes, upright modelling, and fine, sharp-pointed serifs which join the stem with slicght bracketing.
Charactgeristic of types showing visual evenness of stroke; also known as monoline.
An imaginary line at the top of lower case letters without ascenders.
Descriptive of a typeface less than standard (eg the lowercase alphabet of which measures less than 13 ems of its own body).
See lining figures.