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What is the definition of a hairline?


Question

Is it the thin strokes in a letter like "O"?

Or is it the thin strokes in a letter like "M"? enter image description here

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Accepted Answer

"Hairline" generally refers to a stroke or line smaller then 0.25pt in width. Sometimes it may mean smaller than 0.5pt in width.

"Hairline" is not directly associated with any type glyph and is not a term used exclusively for typography. A Hairline can be any line, any where.

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