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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glyph  \Glyph\,  n.  (Arch[ae]ol.) 
  A  carved  figure  or  character,  incised  or  in  relief;  a  carved 
  pictograph;  hence  a  pictograph  representing  a  form 
  originally  adopted  for  sculpture,  whether  carved  or  painted. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glyph  \Glyph\  (gl[i^]f),  n.  [Gr.  glyfh`  carving,  fr  gly`fein  to 
  carve:  cf  F.  glyphe.  Cf  {Cleave}  to  split.]  (Arch.) 
  A  sunken  channel  or  groove,  usually  vertical.  See  {Triglyph}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glyph 
  n  :  a  symbolic  figure  carved  or  incised  in  relief 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  glyph 
 
    An  {image}  used  in  the  visual  representation  of 
  {characters};  roughly  speaking,  how  a  character  looks  A 
  {font}  is  a  set  of  glyphs. 
 
  In  the  simple  case,  for  a  given  {font}  ({typeface}  and  size), 
  each  character  corresponds  to  a  single  glyph  but  this  is  not 
  always  the  case,  especially  in  a  language  with  a  large 
  alphabet  where  one  character  may  correspond  to  several  glyphs 
  or  several  characters  to  one  glyph  (a  {character  encoding}). 
 
  Usually  used  in  reference  to  {outline  fonts},  in  particular 
  {TrueType}. 
 
  (1998-05-31) 
 
 




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