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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 improved NoWorries Double Stop Descenders are available in two models to suit either 10.
All that might encourage Thomas Voeckler, a daredevil descender, to have a go at snatching a few more precious seconds in the battle for the yellow jersey he joined with his displays in the Pyrenees.
Of the manuscripts, twenty-three had straight descenders, six had no descenders, five had left-curling descenders, five had right-hooking descenders, four had left-hooking descenders, three had left-curling descenders, two had left-leaning descenders, and one had a right-leaning descender.
This new descender is the world's first conventional twin brake rescue & escape descender of its kind.
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.
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.