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Tail
The descending part of a letter below a baseline.


Tail dot
The termination of the tail of a lower case y, as seen particularly in modern designs, fat faces and the like.


Tail slur
The termination of the tail of the lower-case y, as seen in typical old face designs.


Terminal
An end stroke (eg before a serif).


Text
Name sometimes applied to blackletter.


Thick stroke
The main stroke in a letter having different thicknesses. See main stem.


Thin stroke
See hairline.


Tied letters
See ligature.


Title
Another name for titling.


Titling
Type designed for titles, headlines and initials, consisting of capitals, figures, and punctuation points, with very small beard allowances.


Tooled
See inline.


Transitional
A typeface showing design elements of types which have preceded, and which follow, it.


Two-color
A typeface designed as two elements to show two colours, often as a letterform and a tint background.


Two-line
Equal in depth to two lines of a given size ( also three-line, four-line etc) especially in reference to initial letters.


Typewriter
Type faces, cut in various sizes, designed in imitatin of typewriter letters.


Ultra
The ultimate degree of weight, extension etc, in a type design.


Unbracketed
Descriptive of serifs not joined by a filet to the stem.


Upper case
A common name for capital letters (qv).


Upstroke
That made with an ascending movement of the pen, and resulting normally in a thin line.