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Re: font-size and accents, again

From: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 09:53:07 -0800
Message-ID: <3842BD83.5B95E5B2@netscape.com>
To: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
CC: www-style@w3.org
David Perrell wrote:
> 
> Following is some selected data from the AFM file for Adobe's
> Times Roman. The coordinate system for an Adobe font starts on
> the baseline with up and right positive and is 1000 units per
> em.
> 
>   UnderlinePosition -98
>   UnderlineThickness 54
>   FontBBox -167 -252 1004 904
>   CapHeight 673
>   XHeight 445
>   Descender -219
>   Ascender 686

Yes, this shows that the bbox is taller than the font size, and that
ascender + descender is smaller than the font size (in this case). Is
there also a field that indicates where the baseline lies in the em
square?

Erik
Received on Monday, 29 November 1999 12:56:23 GMT

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