Glossary of terms
We have tried to keep technical terms to a minimum in the guide, but have found the following terms indispensable.
- the part of a lower case letter going above the usual height, such as in b or d.
- the circle in letters such as b, d, or p.
- the horizontal line on f and t.
- the part of a lower case letter going below the usual height, such as in j or p.
- the basic stroke for the letters i, m, n, and u.
- the straight vertical line in letters such as b, d, or p.