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Re: font-size and accents, again

From: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 19:26:29 -0800
Message-ID: <38A62465.2471FCB8@netscape.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>, fahrner@pobox.com, www-style@w3.org
Erik van der Poel wrote:
> 
> Also, the negative lfHeight thing in Windows is pretty strange, right?
> They probably started with positive lfHeights that meant the bounding
> box, and then, when they discovered that digital font designers prefer
> to use the em square for sizing, they had to come up with some way to
> accommodate the font designers and still remain compatible with old
> apps. So they came up with the hack of using negative lfHeight to mean
> the (negative of) the em square height. Would any Windows people like to
> confirm my speculation?

Confirmed:

  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-font/2000JanMar/0099.html

Erik
Received on Saturday, 12 February 2000 22:29:18 GMT

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