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Alternative characters (qv).
Pre-old face types, associated with the first roman types used at Venice (before 1500), those of Jenson being particularly distingusihed; characterized by fairly heavy strokes, blunt serifs, and backward stress.
One of triangular shape, and characterized of Latin type faces.
The impact of a type face as given by its thickness of strokes etc (see colour).
Ultralight = Skeleton
Normal = Regular = Plain
Semibold = Demibold
An early name for roman designs, in contradistinction to black letter; see venetians.
A type face appeciably wider than standard width.
The name sometimes given to an upper extension of a script or ornamental type.
One at the end of an arm, especially on the capital T.
That limited by the mean line and the base line, into which most lower-case letters fit.
1__The distance from the baseline to the top of lower case letters without ascenders.
2__The proportion between the height of ascenders and lower case letters without ascenders.
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