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  • En | Definition and Translations

    An en is a typographic unit, half of the width of an em. By definition, it is equivalent to half of the height of the font.


    Dutch: pasje
    French: demi-cadratin
    German: Halbgeviert
    Italian: quadratino, (en)
    Polish: Półfiret
    Portuguese: en (meio quadratim)
    Spanish: medio cuadratín

    Related Term(s): Em (Square) Em dash En dash

    Ralf Herrmann By Ralf Herrmann ()
    Contributors: Riccardo Sartori Diogo Ramos Moreira Juanjo Lopez J-Gineste Wojciech Krakowiak

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    Sorry, in Italian, referred to metal type, is quadratino 

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    thomas gravemaker


    Dutch typesetters refer to it as 'pasje' and not 'half vierkant'…

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