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A
Accent Mark
Aesc
agate
Aldine
alphabet
Amberlith
Ambigram
Ampersand
Analphabetic
Aperture
Apostrophe
arabesque
Arm
Ascender
Asterisk
at
Axis


B
Ball Terminal
Bar
Base
Baseline
Bastarda
Beak
bezier curves
Bicameral
Bitmap
Blackletter
bold
bouma
Bowl
Bracketed
Branching


C
Calligraphy
Cantillation Marks
Cap Height
Cap-line
Case
Centre Stroke
Chancery
Chirography
Chuffed
cicero
Codepage
Color
column
Contrast
Counter
Crossbar
Cross Stroke
Cursive


D
Descender
Diacritical
Digital Signature
Dingbat
Display Fonts
Dot
Dot Leader
DPI
Drop Cap
DSIG
ductus


E
Ear
Egyptian
Ellipsis
Em
Em Dash
Em Quad
Em Space
En
En Dash
En Space
Encoding
Eszett
ethel (or Œthel)
Expert Font
Extender
Eye


F
faux formatting
Figures
Finial
Fist
Fit
fixation
Flavor
Fleuron
Font
Fovea
fraktur
Frontal Arithmetic


G
Garalde
Ga’ya
Geometric
Glyph
Grotesque
gutter


H
Hairline
Hanging Figures
Hedera
Humanist
Hyspheria


I
Ink Wells
Inline
Interrobang
Italic


J
Junction


K
Kern


L
Lachrymal Terminal
Leading
Leg
Legibility
Letter Spacing
letterform
Lettering
Letterfitting
Ligature
Line Spacing
Lining Figures
Link
Logogram
Logotype
lookup
Loop
Lowercase


M
margin
Majuscule
manicule
Mean-line
Meteg
Mid-Capitals
Minuscule
Modulation
Monolinear
Monotonic
movable type
Mutton


N
Neohumanist
Nick
Notan
Nut


O
Oblique
Old-Style Figures
OpenType
Optical Size
Overshoot


P
Pangram
Pi Font
Pica
Pilcrow
Point
Point of Maximum Stress
Polytonic
PostScript
ppem
Proportional Figures
Punch


Q
Quad


R
Ragged r
Ranging Figures
Rationalist Axis
readability
Role Architecture
Roman
rotunda
Rubylith


S
sans serif
Saccade
script
Semi-serif
Serif
Shoulder
Sidebearing
slab serif
Sloped Roman
Small Capitals
Sort
Spine
Spur
Stem
Stroke
Stress
Squoosh
swash


T
tabular figures
Tail
Terminal
Text Figures
Text Fonts
Textura
Titling Figures
Tittle
Triumvirate
TrueType
Type
Type Design
Type Designer
Type Technology
typeface
Typographer
Typography
Typomaniac
Typophilism
Typophiloholic
Typorati


U
Uncial
Unicameral
unicase
Unicode
Uppercase


V
Venetian
Versal
vyaz


W
weight
Whiteletter
Word Shape
Word Space
Word Spacing


X
x-height


Y


Z


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