Drawing or creating letters used in words. To differentiate it from cursive writing, this action is sometimes referred to as printing. But the use of the term printing in this sense should be used cautiously, since it may be confused with its sense as a means of making multiply identical images. Also see calligraphy, dingbat, dry transfer graphics, font, glyph, graphic design, hieroglyphics, icon, ideogram, leading, letter spacing (and kerning), logo, petroglyph, pictograph, text, type, typeface, and typography.

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