tipometar : glossary

Classification of Typefaces

A system developed by French designer Maximilien Vox has been adopted by ATypI as well

Font, Family, Typeface

The computer font consists out of vector definitions of a set of outlines belonging to letters, numbers, punctuations and other typographic characters…

Digital Fonts Formats

The most common formats today are PostScript and TrueType, and since several years ago, also the new OpenType format.


Hinting is the font programming that ensures aligned letters layout in smaller sizes and resolutions…

Geometry of Typeface

The M-square or the letter height is the distance between descent and ascent lines…




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