What are lining figures?

What are lining figures?

Lining figures are most often the height of the capital letters, aligning with the baseline and the cap height. Lining figures (also called aligning, cap, or modern figures) approximate capital letters in that they are uniform in height, and generally align with the baseline and the cap height.

Are numbers uppercase or lowercase?

The default numbers we all know are the actual capitals, with the ‘oldstyle’ numbers (sometimes incorrectly called ‘proportional numbers’) are lowercase. Fonts tend to default to one style or another.

What is the difference between lining and non lining numerals?

Oldstyle figures (also known as non-lining, lowercase, hanging, or text figures) have varying heights and alignments, as opposed to lining figures, which are of uniform height and alignment. It is less intrusive than lining figures, allowing the numerals to blend with the surrounding lowercase characters.

What is kerning in typography?

In typography, kerning is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result. Kerning adjusts the space between individual letter forms, while tracking (letter-spacing) adjusts spacing uniformly over a range of characters.

What is bad kerning?

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What are the types of kerning?

There are three types of kerning:Metrics kerning uses kern pairs, which are included with most fonts. Kern pairs contain information about the spacing of specific pairs of letters. Optical kerning adjusts the spacing between adjacent characters based on their shapes. Manual is a pretty self explanatory type of kerning.

What is difference between kerning and tracking?

Tracking, like kerning, adjusts the distance between letters. The only difference between these two is that tracking focuses on the space between all letters in a word instead of two letters.

What is spacing between lines called?

The vertical space between lines of type is called leading (rhymes with sledding). Leading is measured from the baseline of one line of text to the baseline of the line above it. Baseline is the invisible line on which most letters sit.

What is leading kerning and tracking?

1. Take care of leading and tracking before kerning. _ Tracking is the overall spacing between groups of letters. Leading is the vertical spacing between lines of type.