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.
Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine