Type Tuesdays: Type Anatomy

If you ever find yourself wondering what the proper terminology is for the little feet on a serif font, or what the heck an arm, eye, ear, leg, tail or crotch refers to when speaking in terms of type, then you might be interested in this anatomical overview compiled over on font.is.

It’s pretty handy dandy in a pinch…though I do advise reading the full post for a little insight into the organisation of the labels…(they don’t always refer to the letter they’re immediately above or below).


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