Fonts Explained

Hi, what do you call the lower part of a font that falls under the line... for example, let's take the Google logo.

What do you call the lower part of the second 'g'?
oo7mlAsked:
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LesterClaytonCommented:
I thought this was called the "tail" of a font, but I could be wrong.
oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Ok, i thought it was called the 'loop' but i wasn't sure.
LesterClaytonCommented:
Loop sounds correct too.   A Google g will have a Loop, wheras a y will have a tail :D  But that also depends on which font is used as some g's don't form a circle, such as the standard Windows font "g"

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meettechieCommented:
oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
DansDadUKCommented:
As the link provided by @meettechie shows, the "the lower part of a font that falls under the [base]line" is known as the descender.

Loops and tails are particular types of descender, each applicable only to certain characters.
LesterClaytonCommented:
I vote that you request attention, ask the nice moderator to unaccept my answer, and you accept DansDadUK instead :)
oo7mlAuthor Commented:
I don't think they would allow that :-)

I'll let you guys sort that oyt.
DansDadUKCommented:
It was @meettechie who provided the information first (via that link), so he/she is the one who should be acknowledged as providing the solution.
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