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  • Serif [anatomy] | Definition and Translations

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    A small line attached to the end of a stroke in a letter.

     

    Dutch: schreef
    French: empattement
    German: Serife
    Italian: grazia
    Polish: szeryf
    Portuguese: serifa
    Russian: засечки
    Spanish: remate, patín, (gracia)

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    Contributors: Riccardo Sartori Manuel Sesma Fernando Díaz Diogo Ramos Moreira Przemysław Sakrajda

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    Manuel Sesma

    Posted

    In spanish, "serifa" is a mistake, a bad translation from English. "Gracia" is right but not very usual, and "patín" is common in South America. The very right term is "remate".

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    Ralf Herrmann

    Posted

    Thanks for all the additions Manuel. We appreciate it! I saw you first commented, but then found the Edit button. So I removed the comments again. 

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    Riccardo Sartori

    Posted

    Perhaps this entry should be split, Wikipedia-style, in something like Serif (anatomy) and Serif (classification).

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    Václav Ondráček

    Posted

    Czech term is "patka"

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    hyvyys

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    On 7/25/2018 at 1:35 PM, Riccardo Sartori said:

    Perhaps this entry should be split, Wikipedia-style, in something like Serif (anatomy) and Serif (classification).

    I agree. Especially that not all languages use nouns as adjectives and vice versa.

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    Riccardo Sartori

    Posted

    10 minutes ago, hyvyys said:

    not all languages use nouns as adjectives and vice versa.

    👍

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    Ralf Herrmann

    Posted

    Same problem for slab-serif?

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    Riccardo Sartori

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    2 hours ago, Ralf Herrmann said:

    Same problem for slab-serif?

    I’d say no, because I don’t think descending in the rabbit hole of serifs classification would be especially useful here.

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