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"Letters whose height is greater than the x-height either have descenders which extend below the baseline..."
I don't think the upper portion of a capital letter is called an "ascender" -- I think that only applies to the parts of lowercase letters that stick up.
Does the height of a capital have a name?? Usually it is called "capital height"
Oh I'll just edit it to:
Lowercase letters whose height is greater than the x-height either have descenders which extend below the baseline..."
"The x-height of a given font is called one ex in that font."
In a decade of working very intensively in the type team at Adobe, working closely with all sorts of other type foundries, and attending literally dozens of typographic conferences, I've never heard "ex" used that way, like a unit of measurement. I'm going to kill it soonish unless somebody can point out a reasonably authoritative reference.
Thomas Phinney 22:07, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
median line vs mean line?
someone needs to get this discussion going I think. I'd vote for merging the 2 articles; it might help clear up the confusion between x-height and mean line — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fairflow (talk • contribs) 12:32, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
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