|The way in which a text is placed in a column or on a page, for instance,|
flush left and right, etc.
|All letters of a language. The English language alphabet has 26 letters.|
|Several fonts include additional ligatured forms, alternate lowercase letters, and lowercase within uppercase combined forms. The alternate forms were designed to give words a slightly more animated and informal appearance and to lend more interest to type composition. Because of their decorative quality, they are best used in moderation.|
|The ligature & was developed by scribes as a shortcut combining the letterforms e and t,|
the word et meaning ‘and’ in Latin.
|Bitmap rendering (of type or any other graphic object) in which pixels are rendered solid (i.e. on) or negative (i.e. off) or a number of shades between these two extremes. Anti-aliasing (also called ‘greyscaling’) has the effect of visually smoothing the edges of objects, making the bitmap rendering appear to be of a higher resolution than it actually is. Anti-aliasing also makes it possible to render more complex shapes that would otherwise not be legible.|
|The ’round’ faces of the Latin alphabet, as opposed to broken letters. The capital letters are based on ancient Roman letter forms, the lower case letters on the Caroline minuscule.|
|The juncture of two converging strokes at the highest point of a letter. For example: A, M, W.|
|The numerals, 1, 2, 3, we usually use.|
|Short horizontal or oblique stroke that is free at one or both ends, as in E, F, K, L, T.|
|The part of certain lowercase letters that extends above the x-height as in b, d, f, h, k, and l.|
|A guideline indicating where the tops of ascenders appear to align.|