See old style.
The juncture of two converging strokes at or near the bottom of a character, as in M, V, W, v, and w. See also apex.
In type design, the width of a character image, excluding any spaces (called side bearings or side spaces) that the type designer has included on either side of the character as part of its design. Usually measured at the size at which the typeface is drawn or designed. Some type designers refer to this dimension as the body, a term that has other conflicting meanings. In computer-aided type design, also known as black width. See also body, side bearings, side spaces.
See optically centered.