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Reading 3 Notes – Anatomy of Text

*Cap height = distance from baseline to top of CAPITAL LETTER determines letter’s point size.

*X-height = height of main body of  LOWERCASE letter (or height of lowercase x) EXCLUDING descenders and ascenders)

*Overhang balances the text, without it letters would appear to teeter (not good!)

Greatest density occurs between baseline and x-height in a field of text.

 

Posted by Amanda Fairchild on October 5, 2012

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