glyph definition character
used in the visual representation of characters
; roughly speaking, how a character looks. A font
is a set of glyphs.
In the simple case, for a given font
and size), each character corresponds to a single glyph but this is not always the case, especially in a language with a large alphabet where one character may correspond to several glyphs or several characters to one glyph (a character encoding
Usually used in reference to outline fonts
, in particular TrueType