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PT Sans

PT Sans

Below
The upper-case 'Q' tail is below and separated from the circle.
Above
The centre vertex of the upper-case 'M' is above the baseline.
Circle
The dot on the '?' (question-mark) is circular or oval.
Angled
The top storey of the '3' is a sharp angle.
Right
The 'l' (lower-case 'L') has a right-facing lower serif or tail.
Missing
The top of the lower-case 'q' has no spur or serif.
Circle
The dot on the lower-case 'i' or 'j' is circular or oval.
Base
The '1' (digit one) has double-sided base or serifs.
Straight
The stem of the '7' is straight.
Missing
The lower-case 'g' has no spur or serif.

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Arial

Arial

Crosses
The upper-case 'Q' tail crosses the circle.
Baseline
The centre vertex of the upper-case 'M' is on the baseline.
Square/rectangular
The dot on the '?' (question-mark) is square or rectangular.
Round
The top storey of the '3' is a smooth curve.
Plain
The 'l' (lower-case 'L') has no serifs or tail.
Spur
The top of the lower-case 'q' has a vertical or slightly angled spur (pointed or flat).
Square/rectangle
The dot on the lower-case 'i' or 'j' is square or rectangular.
No base
The '1' (digit one) has no base.
Concave
The stem of the '7' is curved inwards.
Vertical
The lower-case 'g' has a vertical spur.