Majuscule: a capital letter.
Miniscule: a lowercase letter.
Masthead: the credit box, headed
by the publication name, that lists sponsors, editors,
writers, designers, illustrators, photographers,
and others, along with the publication office address,
subscription and advertisinginformation, etc.
Measure: (noun) in typography,
the length of a line, even if the line is not filled
with characters (such as a centered or partial line),
designated in picas. When the text is set in columns,
the line length is called columnmeasure.
Mezzotint: for a halftone, a special
screen that produces connected, dusty-looking dots.
Miter limit: A value that determines
when two lines that meet at a sharp angle switch
from a pointed (mitered) joint to a squared-off
Moiré patterns: Undesirable
wave patterns that are created by conflicting dot
patterns in an image. A Moiré pattern is
created when halftone screens of two different frequencies
are superimposed on an image. For example, when
you scan a halftone image, you see Moiré
patterns on your monitor because the original halftone
screen is different than the dots per inch (dpi)
frequency of the scanned image. Moiré patterns
can be damaging when they occur in color separations.
Set the screen angles and frequencies of your halftone
screen correctly to avoid this problem.
Monospaced type: a (typewriter)
typeface in which the amount of horizontal space
taken up by each character is the same.
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