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What is Anatomy of Type? | Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF)

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This content is about the anatomy of type, which is the visual elements that make up the letterforms within a typeface. It includes terms such as aperture, ascender, baseline, bowl, cap height, counter, cross bar, descender, dot, eye, finial, ligature, lowercase, shoulder, spine, stem, serif, small capital, stroke, terminal, uppercase, x-height and weight. It also includes design tips such as kerning, tracking and leading, as well as common mistakes to avoid when designing with type. Lastly, it includes references and where to learn more about anatomy of type, such as a course, literature and an interactive game.

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