is talking about.
Refer to figure 1-25 and read through the following
Serifs are thin, short finishing strokes at the top and
bottom of letters. Serifs are typically part of Roman letters.
The stem of a letter is the straight, vertical line that
forms the basis for most letters of the alphabet.
A fillet is a thick downward stroke usually made with a
broad nibbed pen with the nib held parallel to the line of lettering.
A hairline is a thin stroke either horizontal or
You can produce a hairline with a thin nibbed pen.
also produce one by holding a broad nibbed pen parallel to the line of
work and moving it horizontally.
The ascender is the stem of lower-case letters that
extend above the body of the letter.