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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.

glyph

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

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.

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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Enrique Berlin, a wholesale vegetable merchant of German Jewish origin living in Mexico City, identified the glyphic names of several Maya cities (without being able to suggest their pronunciation), and showed that glyphs on a sarcophagus at Palenque were personal names; Yurii Knorosov, a Russian anthropological linguist, demonstrated the syllabic nature of the writing; and the Russian born, US raised, Tatiana Proskouriakoff, who by purely graphic analysis identified certain glyphs as verbs (to be born, to capture, to ascend the throne, etc.).
see defect and disintegration; or we can use these glyphic tests as purgatives and cordials by which to 'rectify / Nature' and those epitomes of nature they help us learn we are" (98-99).
Most of the wrinkling seen in this study was on sun exposed areas like the face, neck, forearms and dorsa of hands in the form of glyphic wrinkles.
Finally, in three monumental works from the '80s--all flat, teeming arrays of graphic and glyphic forms at various scales--Penck's style reaches a kind of apotheosis.
The site therefore appeared to qualify for protection under Washington state law, Chapter 27.44, Indian Graves and Records, which protects "glyphic or painted record of any tribe," from disturbance by mining and various other activities, punishable as a class C felony.
Volume I (with eight chapters and eleven appendices) is made up of articles dealing with the physical description, history and subject matter of the codex, analyses of its pictorial style and glyphic conventions, with studies of the ethnographic content of the manuscript and of the costumes, textiles, and categories of people depicted in it.
One group of work tends to suggest the next: the horizontal painting and the tondo that I saw in his studio expand and explode the mound and double-headed-hammer shape (it started as a kind of glyphic "wave") from his immediately preceding works.
Though Penck's famous Standart emblem--a generally glyphic, loosely primitive stick figure, supposedly representative of modern man at his most socially naked and vulnerable--makes an appearance in the works in this show, he is surrounded by haunting images.