Font Glossary

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X-Height:
The height from the baseline to the top of lowercase x.
X-Line:
The imaginary horizontal line indicating where the tops of lowercase letters that have no ascenders appear to align. The upper boundary of x-height.
XSF (eXcellent Screen Font):
Linotype has introduced a special hinting procedure (see Hinting) with eXcellent Screen Font.
Fonts with XSF hinting are optimised in a complex procedure. This results in fonts with an excellent screen readability especially for Office applications. Linotype offers a selection of OpenType and TrueType fonts with the predicate eXcellent Screen Font (XSF).
The Know How section offers detailed background knowledge to deal with all enquiries about the use of fonts.