Definition of x-height in English:


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  • The height of a lower-case x, considered characteristic of a given typeface or script.
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    • I'm imagining a lot of snobbish backroom complaining: ‘The lowercase x-height is ghastly!’
    • The x-height is usually the height of the unextended lowercase letters.
    • If you're wondering why designers didn't anticipate this problem by simply designing fonts with larger x-heights and blobby serifs, you are not alone: you stand together with Tony Stan, designer of ITC Garamond.

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