Anatomy
Measurement
History
Classification
Potpourri
100
The imaginary line supporting the bottom serifs of capitals and lowercase.
What is the base line?
100
The distance between lines of type.
What is leading?
100
The inventor of the printing press.
Who is Gutenberg?
100
Letterforms originating among the humanists of the Italian Renaissance. They show the clear trace of a broad-nib pen held by a right-handed scribe.
What are Humanist letterforms?
100
A selection of characters of one size and design of type.
What is font?
200
The stem of a lowercase letter projecting below the x-height.
What is the descender line?
200
A typeface measure equal to 12 points or 1/6 of an inch.
What is a pica?
200
This typeface was designed by Paul Renner.
What is Futura?
200
Helvetica, Futura and Myriad are members of this classification.
What is Sans Serif?
200
To adjust the length of the line so that it is flush left and right on the measure.
What is justify?
300
The distance between the baseline and the midline of an alphabet, which is normally the approximate height of the unextended lowercase letters - a, c, e, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w, x, z - and of the torso of b, d, h, k, p, q, y.
What is the x-height?
300
The act of adjusting spacing between letters
What is kerning?
300
He was a type designer from the 1700s
Who was Bodoni?
300
Bodoni is always put in this classification.
What is modern?
300
The last line of a paragraph left at the top of a page
What is a widow?
400
The openings of letters such as C, c, S, s, a and e.
What is aperture?
400
The adjustment of the letterspacing and wordspacing by the same amount.
What is tracking?
400
He invented the first known movable type system out of ceramic.
Who was Bi Sheng?
400
Baskerville is often used as an example of this classification.
What is transitional?
400
The ability to easily distinguish letterforms from one another
What legibility of type?
500
We measure this by drawing an invisible line through the thin strokes of letter “o”.
What is stress?
500
The standard length of the line; i.e., column width or width of the overall typeblock, usually measured in picas.
What is measure?
500
He was the first independent typefounder and the first to make type available to printers at an affordable price.
Who was Claude Garamond?
500
The serifs of the Egyptian classification are called this.
What is slab-serif?
500
Characters that combine two or more letters into a single form.
What is a ligature?
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