What is serif?

  • (noun): A short line at the end of the main strokes of a character.
    Synonyms: seriph


In typography, serifs are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface with serifs is called a serif typeface (or serifed typeface). A typeface without serifs is called sans serif or sans-serif, from the French sans, meaning “without”. Some typography sources refer to sans-serif typefaces as "Grotesque" (in German "grotesk") or "Gothic", and serif typefaces as "Roman".

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Serif Products - Serif PagePlus
... PagePlus Developer(s) Serif Europe Stable release X6 / 2011 Written in C++ Operating system Microsoft Windows Type Desktop publishing License Proprietary EULA Website www.serif.com/page ... Serif's latest releases all support Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 ... However Serif has failed to achieve much acceptance within professional circles, partly due to the notable absence of Macintosh versions of its products ...
Serif Europe - History
... Serif was founded by a small team of software engineers who wanted to create a low-cost Desktop Publishing (DTP) package for everyday PC users and in 1990 Serif ... Today PagePlus is Serif’s flagship software suite and has won several awards over the years ... Serif offers free, feature-restricted versions of its latest titles (the Starter Edition range) and maintains a separate website allowing customers to download free copies of older versions of their applications ...
Classification - Slab Serif
... Slab serif or Egyptian typefaces usually have little if any contrast between thick and thin lines ... Serifs tend to be as thick as the vertical lines themselves and usually have no bracket ... Slab serif fonts have a bold, rectangular appearance and sometimes have fixed widths, meaning that all characters occupy the same amount of ...
Serif Products - Serif PhotoPlus
... PhotoPlus Developer(s) Serif Stable release X6 / December 3rd, 2012 Operating system Microsoft Windows Type Raster graphics editor License Proprietary ... The latest version is Serif PhotoPlus X6 ... Serif PhotoPlus X6 is compatible with Windows XP (SP2, 32 bit), Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 ...
Serif Europe
... Serif is an independent developer and publisher of desktop publishing and graphic design software for the PC ... Established in 1987, Serif is a privately owned British company ...