A descender is the drop of letters from the baseline reaching past, examples are g, y, and p.

11 Vocabulary Words for Typography Nerds

Descender: The lowest portion of letters such as 'g,' 'j,' 'p.' 'q,' and 'y' that extends below the baseline, or reading line of type. (See descender line.) The portion of a lowercase letter that extends below the base line of the letter.

Justified is when text is aligned along the left margin, letter and word-spacing is adjusted so that the text falls flush with both margins, also known as fully justified or full justification.

Text Justification

This is the type alignment known as justified and unjustified setting. justified—text is aligned along the left margin, and letter- and word-spacing is adjusted so that the text falls flush with both margins

The cap height is the height of a capital letter taken from the baseline for any typeface. examples are - T, E, M

The cap height of a typeface is the height of a capital letter. This is similar to the x height which is the height of a small letter.

House styles are fonts that are saved as a certain type of style.For example, Times New Roman, 12pt, black, aligned left could be saved as a House Style. House Styles are particularly used in Newspaper and magazine publishing so that publishers can keep a consistent style of font throughout.

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Condensed fonts are narrower versions of the standard typefaces in a specific type family. Some fonts that are not part of a larger family may be described as condensed if they are much taller than they are wide.

Condensed: Condensed fonts are narrower versions of the standard typefaces in a specific type family. Some fonts that are not part of a larger family may be described as condensed if they are much taller than they are wide.

Bowl: The fully closed, rounded part of a letter. Definition: In typography, the curved part of the character that encloses the circular or curved parts (counter) of some letters such as d, b, o, D, and B is the bowl.

bowl typography - The curved part of the character that closes the circular or curved parts of some letters such as ‘d’, ‘b’, ‘o’, ‘D’, and ‘B’ is the bowl

An ascender is any line that runs above the x-height line, examples are b, t and h.

Ascenders and Descenders- Ascenders are anything in the typeface that are above the x height. And so descenders are anything in the typeface that are below the x height.

In type terminology there are serifs and san serifs, Serifs are type faces with flicks on the ends of letters as seen in the photograph and San Serifs are type faces without any flicks on the letters.

In type terminology there are serifs and san serifs, Serifs are type faces with flicks on the ends of letters as seen in the photograph and San Serifs are type faces without any flicks on the letters.

ITALICS - Roman typefaces are usually upright, italic typefaces slant to the right. But rather than being just a slanted or tilted version of the roman face, a true or pure italic font is drawn from scratch and has unique features not found in the roman face.

While roman typefaces are upright, italic typefaces slant to the right. But rather than being just a slanted or tilted version of the roman face, a true or pure italic font is drawn from scratch and has unique features not found in the roman face.

Extended: is where the space between the letters is increased and moved further apart than normally.

An extended font is a wider version of a typeface.


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