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.
In character-encoding, the shape or form of a printed or displayed character, as opposed to a pairing of form and interpretation.
noun A symbol, such as a stylized figure or arrow on a public sign, that imparts information nonverbally. http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=glyph&r=67
A symbol, coded in a document, that cannot be seen by the human eye.
An object or symbol for representing data values. Glyphs are generally a way of representing many data values and are sometimes called icons. A common glyph is the arrow, often chosen to represent vector fields. The arrow depicts both speed and direction at a point. [KEL93
(n) A compound mark used in a visualization that cannot be classified by other commonly used marks. Glyphs are usually custom designed to encode multiple elements of data into a single mark. The objective for designing glyphs or any other marks is to tap into the innate perceptual abilities of the viewer.
A graphic shape. The name given to the shape defines the meaning. For example the shape B may be the second character in our latin alphabet or the third letter in the cyrillic alphabet (pronounced like our w). The shape ³ may have the name «greater then or equal symbol».
A glyph is a fancy word for a shape. It is a component that makes up an outline font. For example, the dot on the letter "i" is a glyph, as is the vertical line, as are the serifs. Glyphs determine the shape of the font.
Another name for a character.
n. An image, usually of a character, in a font.
The shape representation or pictograph of a character.
A glyph is a char/pattern in a font.
A graphical representation of a particular variable. The length, angle, or other attributes of the glyph are some function of the value of the variable.
Any character in a typeface, e.g: G, $, ?, and 7, are all represented by a glyph. A typeface may contain more than one glyph for each character, which are usually referred to as alternates.
Glyphs are the visual representations of a character in a writing system. Several glyphs may represent the same character. For example, the single character "A" may be represented by different glyphs: "A" and "a".
A written symbol.
a symbol indicating which digits to press to form a chord
An astrological symbol. Throughout this booklet you will see the glyphs for the signs of the Zodiac, for the Planets, and for aspects.
A powerful magical symbol representing the name and date of birth of a person.
A glyph is an image, often asociated with one or several characters. So the glyph used to draw "f" is associated with the character f, while the glyph for the "fi" ligature is associated with both f and i. In simple latin fonts the association is often one to one (there is exactly one glyph for each character), while in more complex fonts or scripts there may be several glyphs per character (In renaissance printing the letter "s" had two glyphs associated with it, one, the long-s, was used initially and medially, the other, the short-s, was used only at the end of words). And in the ligatures one glyph is associated with two or more characters. Fonts are collections of glyphs with some form of mapping from character to glyph.
The visual representation of one or more underlying characters. A font is made up of a set of glyph images.
A member of a set of symbols that represent data. Glyphs can be letters, digits, punctuation marks, or other symbols.
The Maya developed a highly sophisticated written language that was capable of representing the nuances of their spoken language. Rather than using letters to form words, they used signs or symbols called glyphs (a shortened form of the word hieroglyph). Glyphs can have either a phonetic value, meaning that they represent a syllable consisting of a consonant followed by a vowel (for example /pa/), or they can have a logographic value. Logographs are glyphs that represent words (such as “sun” or “god”) or parts of speech (such as prepositions or endings on verbs).
graphic symbol that provides the appearance or form of a character (alphabetic or numeric or form for a character)
A symbol carved in stone; in typography a letter with more than one variant in an alphabet, such as â€œsâ€ in German as well as Greek.
a graphic symbol such as a letter, digit, or punctuation mark.
Series of ink segments used to symbolize a gesture. See "gesture."
A basic visual element in a font.
(n.) A graphical element on the workspace. A glyph can be a button, folder, or other graphical element representing a document or file.
a symbolic figure that imparts information in an artistic manner (non-verbally)
A character that demonstrates its meaning symbolically, as in astrology, to symbolize the twelve signs of the zodiac and the planets.
(1) The Unicode Standard (version 1.0) defines glyph as the actual shape (bit pattern, outline) of a character image. For example, an italic A and a roman A. are two different glyphs representing the same underlying character. Strictly speaking, any two images which differ in shape constitute different glyphs. In this usage, glyph is a synonym for character image, or simply image. (2) An image, usually of a character, in a font. (IBM Dictionary of Computing) GMT: Greenwich mean Time.
Blissymbolic glyphs are the actual drawn or printed representation of a Bliss-character.
A symbolic figure or character, usually a picture, that gives information.
glyptic art in the form of a symbolic figure carved or incised in relief
a bitmap representation of a character and its font information
a graphical representation of a character
a mystic symbol that acts similar to a ward, but calls upon the powers of an entire cosmic force when disturbed
an image that is used to represent a character
an individual character
a particular display of a character
a particular image that represents a character or part of a character
a pictorial representation of a character
a picture that represents that idea
a presentable form of one or more characters (or a part of a character in some cases)
a presentation of a particular shape which a character may have when rendered or displayed
a shape that may represent one or many characters when displayed by a window system or printed by a printer
a shape that represents a character
a shape used to render a character or a sequence of characters
a SHAPE with some limitations
a single character of a font, such as the letter "j"
a single image in a font
a specific rendition of a character
a symbol or image that is incised or carved in relief
a symbol that conveys information non-verbally
a visual representation (i
a visual representation, like A
A single unit of display in a font. For OpenType, this unit is defined by an outline. For other types of fonts, it may be defined by a bitmap, a set of graphic commands, etc. A glyph does not necessarily correspond to a single character: for example, the "fi ligature" ("ï¬") represents the two characters "f" and "i"; conversely, the Vietnamese lower case "o" with circumflex and tilde ("oÌ‚Ìƒ") is typically composed from multiple glyphs.
A particular image which represents an abstract character or part of a character. Many glyphs may be used to denote the same character--for example, Q Q. Although recognizably different, these glyphs all represent the same abstract character .
A glyph is the collection od data which defines a charcayter. It can apply to most types of font.
Means symbol. Each planet and sing has a glyph by which we recognize it, thus giving us a shorthand method of writing it, rather than spelling out the word. Glyphs, since they are since they are single digit, also make planetary tables line up much better in space-saving, neat columns.
The graphical representation/shape of a character. A character can have more than one glyph e.g. G and G are the same character using different glyphs.
A one-bit (black/white) representation of a character (e.g. letter, number, punctuation) in a font. In any given font, a specific character may be represented by more than one glyph. For example, in some fonts there may be a lower-case f, a lower-case i and also an 'fi' character designed without the dot over the i, since the terminal of the f and the dot of the i often collide in normal typesetting. See also character and ligature.
The actual shape (bit pattern, outline) of a character. ISO/IEC Standard 9541-1:1991 defines a glyph as a recognizable abstract graphic symbol that is independent of any specific design.
Shape of a character as rendered by a font. For example, the italic "a" and the roman "a" are different glyphs representing the same alphabetical character.
one or more graphemes glued together to form a single printable symbol. The Unicode character zero-width-joiner usually acts as the glue.
The word "glyph" is used differently in different contexts. In the context of modern computer operating systems, it is often defined as a shape in a font that is used to represent a character code on screen or paper. The most common example of a glyph is a letter, but the symbols and shapes in a font like ITC Zapf Dingbats are also glyphs. hanging indent A document style in which the first line of a paragraph is aligned with the left margin, and the remaining lines are all indented an equal amount. This is sometimes referred to as "outdenting". This is an effective style for displaying lists of information.
A glyph (font glyph) is a specific representation of a character. A character can have many different glyphs. For example, the first character of the English uppercase alphabet can be printed or displayed as A, A, A, and so on. These forms are different glyphs that represent the same character. See also character.
A displayable character.
(1) The actual shape (bit pattern, outline) of a character image. For example, an italic 'a' and a roman 'a' are two different glyphs representing the same underlying character. In this strict sense, any two images which differ in shape constitute different glyphs. In this usage, ``glyph'' is a synonym for ``character image'', or simply ``image''. (2) A kind of idealized surface form derived from some combination of underlying characters in some specific context, rather than an actual character image. In this broad usage, two images would constitute the same glyph whenever they have essentially the same topology (as in oblique 'a' and roman 'a'), but different glyphs when one is written with a hooked top and the other without (the way one prints an 'a' by hand). In this usage, ``glyph'' is a synonym for ``glyph type,'' where glyph is defined as in sense 1.
A small graphical symbol.
A graphic symbol whose appearance conveys information; for example, the vertical and horizontal arrows on cursor keys that indicate the directions in which they control cursor movement.
a symbol (as a curved arrow or a road sign) that conveys information nonverbally
Any symbol, letter, diacritic mark, etc., which is printed.
any special character, punctuation, or symbol in a font
An abstract form which represents one or more glyph images, and which is used to visually depict encoded character data.
A symbol for refering to a planet, zodiac sign, aspect or other astrological concept.
The graphic representation of a character on a display device or paper. For example, H, H, or H are different glyphs, but represent the same character.
a visual representation. Graphic characters have associated glyphs.
An astrological symbol used to represent a sign of the Zodiac, a planet, aspect or asteroid. More info on Symbols.
A symbolic figure or character that stands for a letter, sound, or word; many glyphs make up a writing system.
An image for a *character in a particular font and style. TrueType draws the distinction between (displayed) glyphs and (semantic) *characters. Characters are merely codes, remaining constant irrespective of font or style. The character map table *'cmap' maps characters indices onto the glyphs stored sequentially in the *'glyf' table. A TrueType glyph may be simple (made up of *outlines plus *instructions) or *composite (made up of other glyphs plus instructions).
The distinct visual representation of a character in a form that a screen or printer can display. A glyph may represent one character (the lowercase a), more than one character (the fi ligature), part of a character (the dot over an i), or a nonprinting character (the space character) See also: character
In typography, a glyph is the shape given in a particular typeface to a specific grapheme or symbol.