Parts of Fonts<br />
There are several technical terms you can use to describe and categorize fonts.<br />
Many of these terms stem from a time when type was hand-written using wedge-tipped pens. <br />
All of these terms describe parts of a font that give the eye visual clues to decoding the letters while reading. <br />
Parts of Fonts<br />
Serifs<br />
s<br />Font with Serifs<br />Serifs are the flares at the ends of the letters.<br />s<br />Font without Serifs<br />
The baseline<br />
a<br />The baseline<br />The baseline is a line upon which the bottom of the main body of each letter rests. <br />
X-height<br />
P<br />The X-Height<br />a<br />X-height refers to the height of the main body of the lowercase letters. <br />
Ascenders<br />
The Ascender<br />f<br />The X-Height<br />Ascenders are the parts of letters that rise above the x-height. <br />
Descenders<br />
g<br />The Descender<br />The Baseline<br />Descenders are the parts of the letters that drop below the baseline. <br />
Weight<br />
Weight is the thickness of line in the font. <br />thin<br />thick<br />D d<br />D d<br />
The thick/thin transition<br />
The thick/thin transition is the change in curved portions of a letter from a thick line to a thin one. <br />Little thick...
The stress<br />
The stress is the angle of a line between the thinnest parts of the curved strokes.<br />Stress<br />O<br />O<br />
Assignment #2Identifying Parts of Fonts<br />Directions:  For this assignment, your goal is complete the Assignment #2 Wor...
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  1. 1. Parts of Fonts<br />
  2. 2. There are several technical terms you can use to describe and categorize fonts.<br />
  3. 3. Many of these terms stem from a time when type was hand-written using wedge-tipped pens. <br />
  4. 4. All of these terms describe parts of a font that give the eye visual clues to decoding the letters while reading. <br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Parts of Fonts<br />
  7. 7. Serifs<br />
  8. 8. s<br />Font with Serifs<br />Serifs are the flares at the ends of the letters.<br />s<br />Font without Serifs<br />
  9. 9. The baseline<br />
  10. 10. a<br />The baseline<br />The baseline is a line upon which the bottom of the main body of each letter rests. <br />
  11. 11. X-height<br />
  12. 12. P<br />The X-Height<br />a<br />X-height refers to the height of the main body of the lowercase letters. <br />
  13. 13. Ascenders<br />
  14. 14. The Ascender<br />f<br />The X-Height<br />Ascenders are the parts of letters that rise above the x-height. <br />
  15. 15. Descenders<br />
  16. 16. g<br />The Descender<br />The Baseline<br />Descenders are the parts of the letters that drop below the baseline. <br />
  17. 17. Weight<br />
  18. 18. Weight is the thickness of line in the font. <br />thin<br />thick<br />D d<br />D d<br />
  19. 19. The thick/thin transition<br />
  20. 20. The thick/thin transition is the change in curved portions of a letter from a thick line to a thin one. <br />Little thick/thin transition<br />Great thick/thin transition<br />thin<br />O o<br />O o<br />thick<br />
  21. 21. The stress<br />
  22. 22. The stress is the angle of a line between the thinnest parts of the curved strokes.<br />Stress<br />O<br />O<br />
  23. 23. Assignment #2Identifying Parts of Fonts<br />Directions: For this assignment, your goal is complete the Assignment #2 Worksheet where you will identify different parts of fonts. You may (and should) use your Font Parts hand out to help you with this assignment.<br /> <br />This assignment is worth 20 points. <br />

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