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o


h

T

e is a curved or wedge-like c o n n e c t i o n

The aperture is the partially

A

P

E

R

A

P

E

R

E

R

T

U

R

E

T

U

R

E

enclosed

somewhat rounded negative space in some

U

characters such as ‘n’, ‘C’, ‘S’

T

R

E

P

A

t h e l ower part of ‘e’, or the upper par t o f a d o u b l e - s t o r e y ‘ a ’ .

y


a b R K ET c between

the stem and serif of some fonts.

ye ar

Typically found on the lower case ‘g’, an

ear is a d e c o r a t i v e f l o u r i s h u s u a l l y o n t h e

upper right side of the bowl.

Much like a counter,

th e e y e r e f e r s s p e c i f i c a l l y t o t h e enclosed space in

a lo w e r ca s e

‘e’.


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any any a an ny y any a an ny y a an ny y a n any y a n any y any

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circular or curved negative space

(white space) of some letters such as ‘d’, ‘o’, and ‘s’.


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tail

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The descending,

often decorative stroke

The height from the

baseline to the top of the

on the letter ‘Q’, or the descending, often curved diagonal stroke on ‘K’ or ‘R’ is the tail.

uppercase letters (not

capheight

including diacritics).


y j k The curved part of the character that encloses

the circu l a r o r c u r v e d p a r t s ( c o u n ter) of some letters such as ‘d’, ‘b’, ‘o’, ‘D’, and ‘B’

is the bowl.


crossbar

The (usually) horizontal stroke across the middle

of uppercase ‘A’ and ‘H’ is a crossbar. Any part in a lowercase letter that extends below the baseline, found for example in

de

scender

‘ g ’ , ‘ j ’ , ‘ p ’ , ‘q ’ , ‘ y ’ , e t c . S o m e t y p e s o f descenders have specific names.

axis

An imaginary line drawn from top to bottom of a glyph

BOWL

bisecting the upper and lower strokes is the axis.


Anatomy of Type