The positioning of lines of text: usually flush left, flush right, justi?ed, centered, or contoured.
- alternate character:
A separate and distinct version of the character in the regular position.
Symbol for the word and (&).
The upper (horizontal or diagonal) stroke that is attached on one end and free on the other (K).
The part of a lowercase character (b, d, f, h, k, l, t) that extends above the height of the lowercase x.
Starlike symbol indicating a footnote or other additional information (*).
The horizontal stroke in characters such as A, H, R, e, f.
The invisible line on which most characters sit.
A bold version of a lighter weight (not necessarily labeled bold).
A curved stroke that creates an enclosed space within a character (which is then called a counter).
- braces (also called curly brackets):
A more decorative form of bracket, traditionally used for certain mathematical expressions.
Punctuation symbols, usually rectangular in design, used to enclose copy within a parenthetical phrase (or copy already enclosed within parentheses).
A large dot placed to the left of each item in a list for emphasis.
- cap height:
The height of capital letters measured from the baseline to the top of caps, most accurately measured on a character with a flat bottom (E, H, I, etc.).
The uppercase letters of an alphabet, usually all the same height.
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS):
A language that is used to define ...