high x-height


Type with a high x-height has a relatively large distance between the baseline and the tops of the main body of lowercase letters, typically having short ascenders and descenders.

Blogs 7

Tremolo Sans is a surprising low-contrast typeface with large x-height and unexpected humanist details.
29 October 2020
The veteran and the young blood, a duo of typefaces defined by a generational divide.
14 January 2020
Typotheque turns 20 this month, and to celebrate we have prepared a number of announcements as well as a digital revival of a font that we first published in 1999.
3 September 2019
Designed by Daniel Grumer, Zico Hebrew is a modern and versatile low-contrast typeface family.
4 October 2017
November is a rational, utilitarian typeface inspired by street signage. Unlike most signage types it also handles long texts with ease.
12 September 2016

Help 1

The x-height refers to the distance between the baseline and the top of the lower case line in a typeface. Typically, this is the height of the letter x in the font (the source of the term).