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Helvetica Textbook

Helvetica Textbook

On
The upper-case 'J' sits on the baseline.
Open
The '4' is open.
Double
The diagonal strokes of the upper-case 'K' meet in a 'T'.
Baseline
The centre vertex of the upper-case 'M' is on the baseline.
Spur
The upper-case 'G' has a spur/tail.
Plain
The 'l' (lower-case 'L') has no serifs or tail.
Outwards
The leg of the upper-case 'R' is curved outwards.
Double-bar
The upper-case 'J' has a bar both sides.
Left
The tail of the lower-case 'y' is curved or U-shaped to the left.

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AG Schoolbook

AG Schoolbook

Below
The upper-case 'J' descends below the baseline.
Closed
The '4' is closed.
Single
The diagonal strokes of the upper-case 'K' meet at the vertical (with or without a gap).
Above
The centre vertex of the upper-case 'M' is above the baseline.
No spur
The upper-case 'G' has no spur/tail.
Right
The 'l' (lower-case 'L') has a right-facing lower serif or tail.
Straight
The leg of the upper-case 'R' is straight.
Single-bar
The upper-case 'J' has a bar to the left.
Straight
The tail of the lower-case 'y' is substantially straight.