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Title: Anatomy of


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Anatomy of
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meanline An imaginary line that establishes the h
eight of the body of lowercase letters.
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baseline An imaginary line upon which the base of
each capital letter rests.
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Anatomy of Type
capline An imaginary line that runs along the top
s of uppercase letters.
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x-height The distance from the baseline to the me
anline. The height of the body of lowercase
letters.
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Anatomy of Type
ascender A stroke on a lowercase letter that rise
s above the meanline.
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descender A stroke on a lowercase letter that fal
ls below the baseline.
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Anatomy of Type
bowl A curved stroke enclosing a counter.
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counter The negative space that is fully or parti
ally enclosed by a letterform.
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Anatomy of Type
serif Short strokes that extend from and at an an
gle to the upper and lower ends of the major
strokes of a letterform.
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hairline The thinnest strokes within a typeface t
hat has strokes of varying weights.
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Anatomy of Type
terminal The end of any letterform that does not
end with a serif.
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stroke Any of the linear elements within a letter
form.
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