is talking about. Refer to figure 125 and read through the following
a. Serifs. Serifs are thin, short finishing strokes at the top and
bottom of letters. Serifs are typically part of Roman letters.
b. Stem. The stem of a letter is the straight, vertical line that
forms the basis for most letters of the alphabet.
c. Fillet. A fillet is a thick downward stroke usually made with a
broad nibbed pen with the nib held parallel to the line of lettering.
d. Hairline. A hairline is a thin stroke either horizontal or
vertical. You can produce a hairline with a thin nibbed pen. You can
also produce one by holding a broad nibbed pen parallel to the line of
work and moving it horizontally.
e. Ascender. The ascender is the stem of lowercase letters that
extend above the body of the letter.