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typography.august 30 2010

alphabet variation definitions:

weight-- the overall thickness
width-- how wide the letter is in typeface compared to its height
style--  serif or san serif

measuring type definitions:

point-- unit to measure type
pica-- measurement in print making; 6 picas =1 inch

-there are 72 points in an inch ; this means there are 12 points in a pica

                     If a letter is set in 36 pts it will be .5 inches.

x-height -- distance between the baseline and the middle of the type

cap height -- this is the height of capital letters above the baseline

leading -- this is the space between lines of type

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