Anatomy of a Character

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richard_a's picture
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Anatomy of a Character
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In the anatomy of a character,

What is the curve ( curved serif ) at the
foot/ bottom / baseline called ?

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That serif is called a cupped serif. How the curve itself is called I don't know.

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In german, this is called "Kehlung", which my dictionary translate as "hollow moulding (architecture)" (which might not be a good translation).

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Hans Rudolf Bosshard calls it »konkave Basis« may be »concave base«.
In the same book »Technische Grundlagen zur Satzherstellung«, Kehlung ist the Position above from serife to stem.

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:) Danke. Man lernt nie aus...