What’s in a letterform? An illustrated guide to type terms.

A letter is more than the sum of its parts, but sometimes it helps to know what those parts are called.

A letter is more than the sum of its parts, but sometimes it helps to know what those parts are called. And it may not surprise you to learn that in a field as meticulous as typography, every little piece of a letter has a name.

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