Minuscule

A script in which letters have ascenders that rise above the level of minim-height and descenders that descend below the baseline. A minuscule script can be described as being written between four imaginary lines: the top line at the height of the top of ascenders; the next at minim-height; the next at the baseline; and the bottom line at the level of the bottom of descenders. Used for Roman alphabet scripts. Comparable to lower-case letters in typography.


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    բոլորգիր

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    minuscule

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    Minuskel

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    minuscolo

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    minúsculo

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    minúscula

Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007), 136-144, 151-152.