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ascender

[ə′sen·dər]
(graphic arts)
That part of some lowercase letters which extends above the main body, as in b, d, and h.

ascender

(text)
A lowercase letter that extends above the "x-height" (the height of the letter "x"), such as "d", "t", or "h". Also used to denote the part of the letter extending above the x-height.

Compare descender.

ascender

The part of lowercase b, d, f, h, k, l, and t, that extends above the body of the letters. See typeface.


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While in the phase of binarization, the first feature extracted is the grouping of the character into the following categories of: ascender, descender and neither.
The trip to a couple of the 284 over-3,000ft peaks that dot Scotland is, hardly surprisingly, being led by Clwyd West AM Alun Pugh, an inveterate ascender of Snowdonia.
He also practiced as an Internal Medicine physician in Orange County and was a founder and developer of the software programs for Ascender Software, LLC, a leading health information technology company.
The recalled models includes 2006-07 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7x and Isuzu Ascender and 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT, and GMC Envoy XL.
The letter 'i' is regarded in WW as an optional additional ascender and, as the only vowel, a requisite in order to make HVs.
Matrix Medical Network, a national leader in prospective medical assessment services, announced today that it has acquired Ascender, a leading provider of integrated, advanced information technology to healthcare clients, in an all-cash transaction.
The recalled models include the 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7x and Isuzu Ascender and long-wheelbase Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL SUVs from the 2006 model year.
Regarding "Oiliqo, the Looking-Glass Crab", Jim Puder writes that lower-case L does not remain an L after an inverting rotation because inversion changes it from an ascender to a descender.
The recalled models include the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 97-X SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years.
Ascender [TM] 14 inserting system -The Ascender series of inserting solutions are the most flexible in the industry, and reliably process letters and flats with the highest possible accuracy.
Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, today announced it has acquired Ascender Corp.