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Painting & calligraphy

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Painting & calligraphy

cupping

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In a letter or other character, a concave curvature or dip located across the terminals of main strokes.

counter

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The white space inside a letter.

chancery script

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A handwriting style with its origins in the Renaissance, it is characterized by lowercase letters that have narrow and somewhat angular forms.

centerline

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An imaginary line that vertically bisects a character’s width. Type designers often use this line as a design aid when combining floating accents with letters.

capital letters

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The large letters of the Latin alphabet (A, B, C, D and the like) which are based on classical Roman stone-carved lettering.

H height

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The distance from the baseline to the top of the capital H, which type designers sometimes use to represent the height of all capital letters that do not have a curved overlap.

calligraphic

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Drawing or painting which contains brushstrokes reminiscent of calligraphy.

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