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glyph

(character)
An image used in the visual representation of characters; roughly speaking, how a character looks. A font is a set of glyphs.

In the simple case, for a given font (typeface and size), each character corresponds to a single glyph but this is not always the case, especially in a language with a large alphabet where one character may correspond to several glyphs or several characters to one glyph (a character encoding).

Usually used in reference to outline fonts, in particular TrueType.
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glyph

A sculptured pictograph; a grooved channel, usually vertical, intended as an ornament. See also: Relief
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glyph

1. A V-shaped, vertically oriented groove used as an ornament in the Classical Revival style and its derivatives; usually found on a Doric frieze, as in triglyph.
2. A sculptured pictograph.
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glyph

A displayed or printed image. In typography, a glyph may be a single letter, an accent mark or a ligature. See grapheme.
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