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Dot

Dot

A small distinguishing mark, such as an diacritic on a lowercase i or j. Also known as a Tittle. When used as a diacritic mark, the term dot is usually reserved for the Interpunct ( · ), or to the glyphs ‘combining dot above’ ( ̇ ) and ‘combining dot below’ ( ̣ ) which...
Diagonal Stroke

Diagonal Stroke

An angled stroke.
Diacritic

Diacritic

A ancillary mark or sign added to a letter. Definition: Diacriticals are the accent marks used on some characters to denote a specific pronounciation. Rare in English, they are a common occurrence in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and other languages. Some of the more commonly seen diacriticals include acute, cedilla, circumflex, grave, tilde, and umlaut....
Descent Line

Descent Line

The invisible line marking the farthest distance between the baseline and the bottom of the glyph.
Descender Line

Descender Line

The invisible line marking the lowest point of the descenders within a font.
Descender

Descender

The part of the letters that extends below the baseline. Definition: The portion of some lowercase letters, such as g and y, that extends or descends below the baseline is the descender. The length and shape of the descender can affect readability of lines of type and is an identifying factor for some typefaces. The...