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Re: [CSS21] os/2 and hhea tables

From: Adam Twardoch (List) <list.adam@twardoch.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:35:54 +0200
Message-ID: <4FE61A9A.8090209@twardoch.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
CC: Roger Baker <tstartme@hotmail.com>
Recommended reading:

http://www.kltf.de/downloads/FontMetrics-kltf.pdf
http://typophile.com/node/13081
http://code.google.com/p/googlefontdirectory/wiki/VerticalMetricsRecommendations
http://typophile.com/node/77906

Regards,
Adam

On 12-06-23 14:55, Roger Baker wrote:
> I'm trying to better understand/predict font-size versus content area
> for various fonts, and it seems I need a better understanding of font
> metrics (for example, how a font's glyphs relate to the font's em
> square). From the CSS2.1 spec (section 10.8.1):
>
> "Note. It is recommended that implementations that use OpenType or
> TrueType fonts use the metrics "sTypoAscender" and "sTypoDescender"
> from the font's OS/2 table for A and D (after scaling to the current
> element's font size). In the absence of these metrics, the "Ascent"
> and "Descent" metrics from the HHEA table should be used."
>
> I'm usually pretty good at "Googling", but in this case I haven't been
> able to locate OS/2 and HHEA tables for particular fonts. I'll I've
> found is general information explaining what the variables such as
> sTypoAscender mean. Can someone please point me in the right direction
> in terms of how to find *specific* font metric information for a given
> font?
>
> Thank you


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