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APEX The point formed at the top of a character such as this ‘A’ where the left and right strokes meet.
ARM The horizontal bar that is open at one or both ends.
ASCENDER The part of the letter that extends above the x-height.
BAR/CROSS BAR Horizontal bar also on the ‘A’, ‘H’ and ‘t’.
BARB A sharp, pointed serif.
BEAK The serif form at the end of an arm.
BOWL The part of a character that encloses a space in circular letterforms such as ‘O’ and ‘e’. The bowl can be fully closed or open.
BRACKET The transitional shape connecting the stem and the serif.
CHIN The angled terminal of a capital ‘G’.
COUNTER The enclosed space inside a bowl.
C R O S S S T R O K E OR CROSS BAR The horizontal stroke that intersects the central stem of a character.
CROTCH The inner point in which two angled strokes meet.