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Characters are what stored in text files, processed by applications, and moved around, while glyphs is their visual representation. To have a clear picture, lets see what happens when an application tries to render a string of text on the screen (in a bit simplified way): The application first read the text string, that it the string of characters stored ...


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Glyphs relate to how text is rendered, characters to how it's interpreted. When you copy&paste, the source application usually gives a choice of several formats. Plain text will decompose the fi ligature into f and i, HTML format may translate it to the char entity you quoted or also decompose it in f and i. In general the relation between characters ...


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In the scope of web design, which seems to be the scope of the OP's question, I would rather use web-related terms as opposed to trying to import typesetting terms from the (fascinating) printed media world. I would call this "vertical margin" as in the CSS margin property. The margin is the spacing between the border of adjacent elements (as opposed to the ...


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In typesetting terms, Slug is a common term for a horizontal gap. - Space after/before a paragraph, a horizontal gap between sections, or between rules, etc. The slug has a specified size similar to type sizes and would be placed inline with the metal type to create the proper vertical spacing. based upon the edit.... Cell padding seems the most obvious ...



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