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A sloping letter, as in italic.
The closed bar of characters such as venetian lower-case letter e.
Backward modelling, especially that in the traditional venetian round letters, sometimes descibed as on its back.
A design in which the difference between thick and thin strokes is appreciable but not strong, serifs tend to be fairly long and well bracketed onto the stems, set is usually close.
A rather lighter and more regular version of old face.
Non-aligning arabic figures, sometimes known as hanging.
On its back
A typefounders expression for oblique stress (qv).
1. Descriptive of a typeface which is rounder and wider set than usual.
2. A design with firm outline but from which solid parts have been partly or wholly removed.
A type design bearing embellishment or adornment.
The shape of a type face as given usually by a simple line.
See cross stem.
A sharp and rather long beginning or termination, particularly of certain italic letters.
Anglo-American type measure.
One dot on a computer screen, often equivalent to one point.
Typographic measure, about 1 / 72 of an inch.
An upright letterform, based on the Latin alphabet, in contradistinction to italic.
An upright cursive form, though the name is applied sometimes to sliping designs.
One based in its design on a circle.
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