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P eterhead A cademy Graphic Communication Typography Technology Department Typography Base line Base line Base line The imaginary line on which all characters rest Typography Mean Line Mean line Mean line The imaginary line which determines the height of lower case letters.

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p eterhead a cademy
Peterhead Academy

Graphic Communication

Typography

Technology Department

typography

Typography

Base line

Base line

Base line The imaginary line on which all characters rest

typography3

Typography

Mean Line

Mean line

Mean line The imaginary line which determines the height of lower case

letters.

typography4

Typography

x-height

x-height

x-height The height of the lower case letters such as x, a, o

typography5

Typography

Ascender

Ascender

Ascender line

Mean line

Ascender The stroke of a letter which rises above the Mean Line

Such as k, h, l.

Ascender line The imaginary line which determines the height of the ascender

typography6

Typography

Descender

Base line

Descender line

Descender

Descender The stroke of a letter which hangs below the Base line

Such as p, y, g.

Descender line The imaginary line which determines the length of hang

typography7

Typography

Body size

Body size

Body size The size of the type being used; measure from the end of the ascender to the end of the descender.

typography8

Typography

Serif

Serif

Serif Small strokes and cross-lines at the end of major lines

typography9

Typography

Set width

Set width

Set width Width, in units, allowed for each letter which varies between letters and typefaces.

typography10

Typography

Cap line

Cap line

Cap line The height of capital letters. Depending on type design, capitals may be taller/shorter or same height as ascenders.

typography11

Typography

Typography

Cap height

Set width

Ascender

Ascender line

Cap line

Mean line

Body size

x-height

Base line

Descender line

Serif

Descender