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Topic: Fonts Ascent and Descent
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 53391
From: Fortran
Date: 5/29/2002 04:58 PM

Dear Developers,

This may sound like a dumb question, but does anyone know what Font Ascent and Descent are? Is this the height of the font? Also I downloaded a C library called CPDFLib from pdflib.com and found some tables that are for calculations of font heights, for instance it contains a short array filled with values that are supposed to be a fonts ascent value or for that matter a fonts char width. So if I have a Times New Roman Font, it will look up the fonts ascent which is .683 and multiply it by the font size to font its height. But does anyone know where I can find out where this .683 came from? Is this specific to a Times New Roman Font?

Any help would be great, thanks in advance!!!!

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