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Measuring "ideographic character face" and commonest characters

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:20:35 +0100
To: CJK discussion <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>
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The CSS Inline spec has an appendix for synthesizing missing baseline information
from glyph outlines of specific characters. From a comparison of several fonts I
have on my system, it seems that the top and bottom bounds are best found using
丅 and 丄, and the side bounds are best found using the 囗 series of characters.

The specific question I have is, which of this 囗 series is the most likely
to be found in all CJK fonts and be a good representative for the widest advance?
My guess is it's one of:

The full series out of the CJK Unified Ideographs block in Unicode is
Although it's undoubtedly the most common, I'm a little hesitant to use 四 (four)
since I'm not sure if it's always drawn at the same width as 因 (reason) et al.

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