Glossary for Geospatial Science

  Technical vocabulary defined by MicroImages

book Glossary

font:  A single set of glyphs (characters, symbols, numerals, and letters of both upper and lower case) of the same style (such as Times, Helvetica, or Schoolbook).  Fonts can be stored and manipulated in computers as bitmapped or vector (outline, or stroke).  Font sizes are specified in points.  A 72-point font is one-inch high, from the highest ascender to the lowest descender in the set.  A 12-point font is 1/6 inch high.  (See also: bitmapped font, outline font, point size.)