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In typography and penmanship, the baseline is the line upon which most letters "sit" and under which descenders extend. Illustration of various typeface metrics: ascent, descent, body size and x-height. ... Illustration of various typeface metrics: ascent, descent, body size and x-height. ... Typography (from the Greek words typos = form and grapho = write) is the art and technique of selecting and arranging type styles, point sizes, line lengths, line leading, character spacing, and word spacing for typeset applications. ... Penmanship is the art of writing clearly and quickly. ... The descenders are the parts of the characters that lie below the baseline, highlighted in red. ...


In the word typography, the letters 'y', 'p', and 'g' have descenders, and the other letters sit on the baseline.


Arabic numerals (excluding text figures) and capital letters sit entirely above the baseline. Arabic numerals (also called Hindu numerals or Hindu-Arabic numerals) are by far the most common form of symbolism used to represent numbers. ... Hoefler Text, a contemporary font, uses text figures. ... Majuscules or capital letters (in the Roman alphabet: A, B, C, ...) are one type of case in a writing system. ...


 
 

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