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In typography, the mean line, also (and more simply) known as midline, is the line that determines where non-ascending lowercase letters terminate in a typeface. The distance between the baseline and the mean line is called the x-height.

Round glyphs will break the mean line slightly in many typefaces, since this is aesthetically more pleasing.

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