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別綴cap height, cap-height

語義 definitions

  • The height from the baseline to the top of the uppercase letter (capital line).
    [NOTE] It is often slightly shorter than the ascender height (k height) of the lowercase letter.

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各種定義 definitions from a variety of websites, books and dictionaries

Cap-height is the height from the baseline, to the top of a standard capital letter.
 
Glossary of fonts terminology, typographic terms, typefaces | design : talkboard
The vertical distance from baseline to cap line.
 
Take Flight Graphics. Line & Curve. Issue No.1, Volume 1, March 17, 1999【PDF】
The height of capital letters from the baseline to the top of caps, most accurately measured on a character with a flat bottom (E, H, I, etc.).
 
Anatomy of a Character - Fonts.com
Strizver, Ilene. Type Rules!: The Designer's Guide to Professional Typography. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,, 2010, 272p. (p.46)
The distance from the baseline to the top of the capital H, which type designers sometimes use to represent the height of all capital letters that do not have a curved overlap.
 
Font Glossary - Fonts.com
The height of the uppercase letters within a font. (See also cap line.)
 
Typography Terms - Proxima software
The height from baseline to the top of uppercase letters in a font. This may or may not be the same as the height of ascenders.
 
ParaType help & info - Font Terminology Glossary
The distance from baseline to cap line of an alphabet, which is the approximate height of the uppercase letters. It is often less, but sometimes greater, than the height of the ascending lowercase letters.
 
typoGRAPHIC
In typography, the height of a capital letter measured from the baseline to the top of the letter.
 
PrintWiki - the Free Encyclopedia of Print
The distance that capital letters reach from the baseline; often slightly shorter than the lowercase ascender distance.
 
Type Directors Club : Views : Type Dictionary
The height from the baseline to the top of the uppercase letters (not including diacritics).
 
Typeface Anatomy and Glossary | FontShop
The Typographer’s Glossary | FontShop【PDF】(図解あり)
The distance from the baseline to the top of a capital letter. This measurement determines the point size for a typeface.
 
Typedia: Learn: Anatomy of a Typeface
The distance from baseline to cap line of an alphabet, which is the approximate height of the uppercase letters. It is often less, but sometimes greater, than the height of the ascending lower case letters.
 
Foam Train fonts
The height from the baseline to the top of capital (upper case) letters.
 
Linotype Support - Font Glossary
The actual height of the capital letters in a font, measured in points from baseline to top. The depth of descenders is not included in this calculation. In some fonts the cap height is less than the ascender height of the lowercase letters, as in Bembo. The cap height should not be confused with the point size of a font, which includes the lowercase ascenders and descenders plus an additional space below.
 
Eckersley, Richard. Ellerston, Charles M. Hendel, Richard. Pascal, Naomi B. Scott, Anita Walker. Glossary of Typesetting Terms. The University of Chicago Press, 1995, 184p. (p.16)
The height of the upper case in a font, taken from the baseline to the top of the character.
 
Blackwell, Lewis. 20th Century Type Remix. Gingko Press Inc., 1998, 192p. (p.164)
The height of a majuscule (capital) letter.
 
Harris, David. The Art Of Calligraphy. Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2005, 128p. (p.122)
The distance from baseline to cap line of an alphabet, which is the approximate height of the uppercase letters. It is often less, but sometimes greater, than the height of the ascending lowercase letters.
 
Bringhurst, Robert. The Elements Of Typographic Style: Version 3.0. Hartley & Marks, 2004, 384p. (p.324)
Height of a capital letter from the baseline to the top of the letter.
 
Folsom, Rose. The Calligraphers' Dictionary. Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1990, 144p. (p.26)
The height of capital letters.
 
Stuart, Henrik. Compositional Typeface Specification. 2006【PDF】
The distance from the BASELINE to the top of the CAPITALS.
 
Glossary of Terms | Font Factory(図解あり)

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