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WHAT DOES X-HEIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?
In typography, the x-height or corpus size refers to the distance between the baseline and the mean line in a typeface. Typically, this is the height of the letter x in the font, as well as the u, v, w, and z. However, in modern typography, the x-height is simply a design characteristic of the font, and while an x is usually exactly one x-height in height, in some more decorative or script designs, this may not always be the case. Lowercase letters whose height is greater than the x-height either have descenders which extend below the baseline, such as y, g, q, and p, or have ascenders which extend above the x-height, such as l, k, b, and d. The ratio of the x-height to the body height is one of the major characteristics that defines the appearance of a typeface. The height of the capital letters is referred to as Cap height. In computing, one use of x-height is as a unit of measurement in web pages. In CSS and LaTeX the x-height is called an ex. The use of ex in dimensioning objects, however, is less stable than use of the em across browsers.
The translations of x-height from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «x-height» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «X-HEIGHT» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «x-height» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «x-height» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about x-height
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «X-HEIGHT»
Discover the use of x-height in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to x-height and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Vital Lung Function
Table 5.2 Regression equations for ECCS reference values Regression equation
Units Residual standard deviation (RSD) Adult men FEV, (4.30 X height) - (0.029
X age) - 2.49 FVC (5.76 x height ) - (0.026 x age) - 4.34 FEV,/VC (-0.1 8 X age) ...
Rachel Booker, 2007
Basics Design 03: Typography
Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris. X-height X-height The 'x-height' is a term applied to
the distance between the baseline and the mean line of non-ascending or lower
case letters. The letter 'x' is used as a gauge because it is flat at both its top and ...
Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris, 2005
The Fundamentals of Typography: Second Edition
X-height The x-height of a typeface is the measurement from the baseline to the
meanline.Typically, this distance is the height of the lower-case 'x'.As such it is a
relative measurement that varies from typeface to typeface. Measuring x-height ...
Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris, 2011
Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Selected Equations for Estimating Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Women: RMR I
655.1 + [9.563 X weight (kg)] + [1.85 X height (cm)] i [4.676 X age (years)] Men:
RMR I 66.5 + [13.75 X weight (kg)] + [5.003 X height (cm)] i [6.755 X age (years)]
Linda DeBruyne, Eleanor Whitney, Kathryn Pinna, 2007
Nutritional Sciences: From Fundamentals to Food
... 662 - [9.53 x age (y)] + PA x [15.91 x weight (kg) - 903 x height (m)] + 20 i- 934
x height (m)] + 20 903 x height (m)] + 25 i- 934 x height (m)] + 25 539.6 x height (
m)] 354 - [6.91 x age (y)] + PA x [9.36 x weight (kg) + 726 x height (m)] Adolescent
Michelle McGuire, Kathy Beerman, 2009
Fonts & Encodings
Recall that in digital fonts the x-height is defined as the ratio between the height
of the lowercase letters and that of the uppercase letters. Here again we are
measuring two independent properties of fonts. The first is simply the x-height ...
Yannis Haralambous, 2007
Designing with Type, 5th Edition: The Essential Guide to ...
E DOOCIN OBMRV UFN£ NELVETPCA 5 l NI display epecunens are 60>point
type. The x-height is the height of the lowercase letter exclusive ofascenders and
descenders. Although this is not a unit of rneasu remcnt. it is significant because
James Craig, Irene Korol Scala, 2012
Critical Care Nephrology
Anthropometric Models to Estimate Extracellular Volume and Intracellular
Volume GENDER PARAMETER* EXTRACELLULAR VOLUME (L)
INTRACELLULAR VOLUME (L) Male Height in m Weight in kg BSA in m2 9.78 Xheight 0.245 x ...
Claudio Ronco, Rinaldo Bellomo, John A. Kellum, 2008
Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition
... weight: Adjusted body weight I ideal weight + 0.25 (actual weight — ideal
weight) TABLE l 8-3 Selected Equations For Estimating Resting Metabolic Rate (
RMR) Harris-Benedicta Women: RMR I 655.1 + [9.563 X weight (kg)] + [1.85 Xheight ...
Sharon Rady Rolfes, Kathryn Pinna, Ellie Whitney, 2008
Digital Sub-Editing and Design
Others like i and l are slim. Obviously choice of words matters when writing a
headline. Most letters have a relatively consistent bowl size (see Figure 5.1)
because type is designed to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. The x-height ...
Stephen Quinn, 2001
6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «X-HEIGHT»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term x-height is used in the context of the following news items.
Designer shows why Apple is adopting San Francisco as its new …
One of the keys to readability is what is described as the large x-height: lower-case letters are around 75% of the height of capitals, making lower-case letters ... «9 to 5 Mac, May 15»
Typography for all: Demystifying text for high-impact messages
Point size refers to the actual size of the text. The base line is the imaginary line on which text sits. The x-height is the size of the main character body, excluding ... «Macworld, Apr 13»
Killing Comic Sans: 5 alternative fonts that protect your dignity
This may be because of the short ascenders and descenders relative to the x-height, and an x-height slightly above the median. Also, there's no bold version of ... «PCWorld, Mar 13»
What you need to know to pair fonts well
To state it simply, the x-height of a font is the imaginary horizontal line that is at the very top of most of the lowercase letters of a font. Not including the letters with ... «The Next Web, Sep 12»
New Web Fonts for Two People: Barack Obama and Jason Kottke
On the Web, fonts with a high x-height (the distance between the baseline and the top of a lower-case letter) are generally easier to read and less susceptible to ... «Slate Magazine, Mar 12»
Domo arigato, Google: zooming in on Roboto, the new Android …
“The letters had to be very bold in their character: big strokes, regular rhythm, large x-height. Because at smaller sizes, the entire character is rendered so small ... «VentureBeat, Oct 11»
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