Stroke ending (typography)

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In typography, a stroke can end in a number of ways. Examples include:

  • The Serif, including:
    • The regular serif
    • The bracketed serif
    • The half-serif
  • The terminal, which is any stroke that does not end in a Serif
    • The finial, a tapered or curved end[1]
    • The swash, an extended or decorative flourish that replaces a serif or terminal on a letter
    • The lachrymal (or teardrop), as found in Caslon, Galliard, and Baskerville[2]
    • The ball, as found in Bodoni and Clarendon[3]
    • The beak, as found in Perpetua, Pontifex, and Ignatius[4]
    • Hooked
    • Pear-shaped

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://typedia.com/learn/only/anatomy-of-a-typeface/
  2. ^ http://www.rsub.com/typographic/glossary/#Teardrop
  3. ^ http://www.rsub.com/typographic/glossary/#B
  4. ^ http://www.rsub.com/typographic/glossary/#B