Typographic Terminology

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Typographic Terminology
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Hello,

here are a few technical terms I am coming across which, although I have a vague idea what most of them mean, it would be nice to get some definitive meanings for:

Glyph
Sidebearing
Advance Width
Black (width)
Outlines (as opposed to glyphs)
Bowl
Counter

I think that’ll do for now. Can anyone help?

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Refer to the Counterspace website for definitions of most of the stuff on your list…

Also, a glyph is another way to talk about the individual letters, numbers, symbols, etc. that comprise a font.

Stuart :D

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hmm… good site. what about Advance Width, Black Width and Sidebearing?

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Check out the Measurements in the anatomy Section …

Stuart :D

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Advance Width?
Black Width?