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Adv&Design B-1

Adv&Design B-1 Type Characteristics

What is the distance between the baseline and mean line of type; excluding ascenders and descenders x-height
What is the top of the x-height called? Mean Line
What is the bottom of the x-height called that the type is aligned on? Baseline
What is the part of a lowercase letter that rises above the x-height? Ascender
What is the part of a lowercase letter that goes below the x-height? Descender
What is the short cross-strokes that project out at the end of the main letter strokes in some typefaces? Serif
What is the space between lines of type? Leading
Created by: johnaugustine