The average is less than 50%, depending on the x-height and the optical alignment.
Problems regarding the thickness of the bar, the serif and the x-height demand for different solutions because of the overlapping possibilities in smaller sizes.
I measured the x-height
, line spacing, and line length in 114 scientific journals, 110 novels, and 106 A5-size brochures (210 x 148.
Both typefaces could be used in smaller type sizes; Times New Roman because of its design and (shape of) serifs, and Arial because of its design and higher x-height
So we must interpret our rule of thumb along the following lines: If the type has a large x-height
or is "big on the body" (i.
We paid careful attention to ensure consistency within various typographic aspects, from line weights and curves to the distance between the baseline of characters and their meanline, or x-height
Designed by Thomas Lincoln, New Lincoln Gothic is an elegant sans serif font, generous in width and x-height
Slight increases were made in the x-height
and character width to distinguish the face from Benton's design.
Eric De Berranger retained the stressed character strokes, relatively large x-height
and open counters of his original design.
The sleek and modern Stak(TM) family features an unorthodox x-height
that is equal in size to the typeface's cap height.
Integrity's condensed letterforms, high x-height
and varying stroke thickness provide an unconventional, yet highly readable appearance.
Although more conservative than many designs from The Chank Company, Nicotine features a high x-height
that gives a surprising twist to many of the lowercase letterforms.
Much of Scene's legibility lies in its x-height
that sits between that of Helvetica(R) and Verdana(R).
Classified as a Venetian old style, Iowan Old Style is modeled after earlier, 20th century American revivals of Italian Renaissance types cut by Nicolas Jenson and Francesco Griffo, but features a larger x-height
, tighter letterfit and reproportioned capitals.
It has a large x-height
with resulting short ascenders and descenders.