Glossaries - descender line
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  • The imaginary horizontal guideline that represents the bottommost point of the descender.

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A horizontal guideline indicating where the lowest parts of lowercase descenders appear to align. Often referred to in an imaginary sense.
 
Font Glossary - Fonts.com
The lowest line that a character's descender extends to, like the bottom stem of the lowercase 'j' and 'y.' A line marking the lowest point of the descenders within a font.
 
Typography Terms - Proxima software
The lowest imaginary line that a characters descender extends to, like the line beneath the lowercase j and y.
 
ParaType help & info - Font Terminology Glossary
In typography, an imaginary horizontal line that marks the bottommost point of a descender.
 
PrintWiki - the Free Encyclopedia of Print
A line marking the lowest point of the descenders within a font.
 
Foam Train fonts
The line on which a letter's descender should rest.
 
Harris, David. The Art Of Calligraphy. Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2005, 128p. (p.122)

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