Why is it called X height?

Why is it called X height? The X height of a typeface is the height of the lowercase letter, excluding the ascenders and descenders, i.e. the distance between the baseline and the tops of the letters. Ever wonder why is it called x height, and not any other letter? When we analyse the anatomy of... Continue Reading →

UPPERCASE & lowercase

Today, we refer to capital letters are uppercase, but the origin of the word dates back to the times of Movable type. When a typeface was cast, each font was kept in a different case. The commonly used smaller letters were placed at a more accessible lower level and the case with the capital letters... Continue Reading →

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