x-height


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x-height

(ĕks′hīt′)
n. Printing
The height of a lowercase x.

x-height

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the height of lower case letters of a typeface, without ascenders or descenders
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The nutrition declaration must be printed in a font size where the x-height of the characters is greater than, or equal to, 1.
Haultin mastered the scale of small types with large x-height for readability, most suited to Bible printing.
Vertically the bar should be visually centered between the x-height and the ascender.
Optical middle is obviously lower than 50% due to the x-height and serifs.
They can also see all the font styles within a family, and they can search for versions by increasing or decreasing attributes like boldness, width, contrast, or x-height.
The x-height can be used to determine the type size of text in printed documents after the document has been printed.
This is especially important for typefaces with a strong vertical emphasis (most of sans-serif typefaces), and for typefaces with a relatively large x-height (Mozina, 2001b; Reynolds, 1988).
We glean more details on the development of the gros oeil types of larger x-height demanded by the efficiency experts in the Low Countries.
A critical factor in determining how much white space there can be inside a lower-case letter is its x-height - the height of the lower-case letters (a, c, e, m, n, o .