Typography at melbourne based uni



An ascender is the part of a letter that extends up and past the typefaces x-height. The x height is the size of a letter compared to a lowercase x. A descender is the part of a letter that extends down and past the typefaces x-height. The x height is the size of a letter compared to a lowercase x.



A baseline is a line running along the bottom of lowercase letters than are non-decending. A Mean Line is a line running long the top of lowercase letters that are non-ascending.



Kerning is the space between serifs that allows the letters to sit better when they are next to each other.



Leading refers to the spacing between lines of text that allows the content to become more readable.



Sans Serif is a typeface that has no serifs in the font.


Serif is a small decorative embellishment on the ends of stokes in a typeface


Tracking is the spacing between the letters that helps to make it more readable.