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Johnston, with petits-serifs, as seen at Sudbury Town tube station. (Click to see a larger version of this photograph, where the serifs are more visible.)

Petit-serifs or petits-serifs are small serifs (petit is French for "small"), which are attached to regular sans-serif fonts.

An example of this is Johnston. Petit-serifs were added to this font, but Frank Pick chose to stay with the original design (later modified).[citation needed]