BracketsA curved or wedge-like connection between the stem and serif of some fonts. Not all serifs are bracketed serifs.

Definition: The bracket is a curved or wedge-like connection between the stem and serif of some fonts. Not all serifs are bracketed serifs.

Brackets can have different shapes with deep or gentle curves. Brackets may taper all the way to the end of the serif or attach at a midpoint before the serif ends.

Brackets are tall punctuation marks used in matched pairs within text, to set apart or interject other text. In the United States, “bracket” usually refers specifically to the “square” or “box” type; in British usage it normally refers to the “round” type, which is called a parenthesis mark in American usage.