Vocabulary & Terminology

These are typography words and terms you should know. Be sure to visit this list often because words will be added as they are introduced during the semester.

  • baseline
  • meanline
  • capline
  • x-height
  • ascender
  • counter
  • descender
  • serif
  • sans serif
  • capitals (C)
  • lowercase (lc)
  • small caps

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