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descender

[di′sen·dər]
(graphic arts)
The segment of certain letters which extends below the general level of cross-alignment with other letters; for example, the lower part of “g” or “y.”

descender

(text)
A lowercase letter that extends below the base line, such as "g", "j", or "p". Also used to denote the part of the letter extending below the base line. Compare ascender.

descender

The part of lower case characters g, j, p, q and y that fall below the line. Sometimes these characters are displayed and printed with shortened descenders in order to fit into a smaller character cell, making them difficult to read. See typeface.


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The user simply connects the descender to an anchorage point, attaches the connector to their harness and lowers themselves to perform a hands free descent.
the company's Fonts in a Box([TM]) technology, which ensures that tall characters - those with accent marks and long descenders such as the lowercase y - display fully;
The iType font engine also supports Fonts in a Box[TM] technology, designed to ensure the full and predictable display of tall characters - those with accent marks or long descenders - within the fixed parameters of mobile screens.
Examples of selectable iType features include Monotype Imaging's patent-pending SmartHint[TM] technology, which enables the clear display of East Asian text, and the company's Fonts in a Box[TM] technology, which ensures that tall characters display fully - those with accent marks and long descenders such as the lowercase y.
1 of the iType font engine introduces Monotype Imaging's Fonts in a Box[TM] technology, which enables the full display of characters with extended attributes including accent marks and descenders, such as the lowercase y.
QX-Underline - allows users to control the underline offset including consideration of descenders.
Scene's open counters, long ascenders and descenders, familiar letterforms and carefully considered spacing and kerning also contribute to its legibility.
Berthold Scripts 2 comes with Aja, an informal script face with short descenders, simplified letter shapes and looped capitals, and Poppl-Exquisit Regular and Poppl-Exquisit Medium, based on 19th-century handwriting with graceful, curling ascenders and elegant swashed capitals.
Arkona is a slightly inclined script face in which tall ascenders contrast sharply with very short descenders.
This is evident in their overhaul of the NoWorries[TM] Double stop Descender, the OzPod[TM] Rescue Frame and the introduction of the new lightweight and robust ExPlorer[TM] Chest Ascender.