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glossary X

 

xi Ξ ξ
Fourteenth letter of the Greek Alphabet. The font Symbol most often used on American Computers to Type Cyrillic Letters places it in the space for capital “X.”

X-height
The distance between the baseline and the midline of an alphabet, which is normally the approximate height of the unextended lowercase letters — a, c, e, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w, x, z — and of the torso of b, d, h, k, p, q, y. The relation of x-height to cap height, and the relation of x-height to length of extenders, are two important characteristics of any bicameral Latin typeface.

Xylography
see wood-block printing