A group name fro typefaces having no serifs, and including grotesques, dorics, and gothics.
The thickness of a stroke relative to its height, in the example here 1:4.
A punctuation mark in the form of a fine, slightly oblique line.
A fine distinct line, especially between the numerator and the denominator in a fraction.
Type designs that imitate handwriting.
That on the apex of some design of the letter w.
The finishing stroke to a stem, and designed in a great variety of forms.
The width designation or measurement of a type.
Descriptive of two different design treatments
1. Where the face is made up of lines etc, implying a shaded effect.
2. Where the face appears to be raised and cast a shadow, and thus be of three-dimensional aspect
a name sometimes applied to stress (qv).
A name sometimes substituted for shaded in describing three-dimensional forms; see shaded 2.
A curved line terminated by a straight line.
Those somewhat under the normal allowance in relation to the rest of the face as in xxx.
Those appreciably less proportionately to the rest of the face.
Those of the lower case occupying the x-height.
A type design composed of very thin lines.
Square-sectioned, particularly in reference to serifs of this shape.
A leaning type which, unlike the italic form, is modelled directly on its companion roman
Inclined upwards at angle, especially in reference to sloping stem.
That sloping up from left to right in the lower-case e, as in black leter and traditional venetian founts.
Another name for an inclined arm.
An extended or deformed dot, as seen (particularly) at the termination of certain old faces and related type designs.
One of bulbous or stub formation.
Reduced facsimiles of normal capitals usuallly cut to x-height but occasionally rather taller.
Descriptive of the smaller of two sizes of type cast on a given body, and thus showing a leaded effect when set as text.
The central portion of the letter s.
Letter M with outer stems that are not vertical.
A line extending or completing an arm or serif.
Those, particularly capitals, based on the M.
The basic or measuring length in lower-case alphabets, ie 13 ems of its own body.
The basic line in a type face, also known as shank.
Reminescent of stencilled lettering.
A dotted pattern, appearing in the actual design of the type or as a background.
Straight of bowl
The stem of the letter against which a bowl appears.
The apparent inclination of round letters, bowls, etc, principally suggested by the position of the thickest part of the curved stroke; also known as bias, emphasis, modelling or shading.
A firm line in a letter, usually the main (down) stroke and the minor (up or hairline) stroke.
A short or rounded serif, whether convex on concave.
Exaggerated or extended, particularly in relation to swash capitals, used as alternative and fancy form of italics.
A stroke at the beginning or the end of some letterforms.
Thickening of a curve.
The distance between either side of a character to the boundaries of the character width.
An extended or deformed dot, as seen (particularly) at the termination of some old face and related type designs.
The main curve of the letter s.
Main stroke, usually straight and upright.
Thickening of a curve.