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Variants
Alternative characters (qv).


Venetian
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.



Wedge serif
One of triangular shape, and characterized of Latin type faces.


Weight
The impact of a type face as given by its thickness of strokes etc (see colour).



Weights
Ultralight = Skeleton
Extralight
Thin
Light
Normal = Regular = Plain
Book
Medium
Semibold = Demibold
Bold
Heavy
Black
Extrabold
Ultrabold

White letter
An early name for roman designs, in contradistinction to black letter; see venetians.


Wide
A type face appeciably wider than standard width.


Widths
Extended
Wide
Medium
Narrow
Condensed
Comxxx.


Wing
The name sometimes given to an upper extension of a script or ornamental type.


Wing serif
One at the end of an arm, especially on the capital T.


X-height
That limited by the mean line and the base line, into which most lower-case letters fit.














x-height
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.