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Topic: Re: Calculating Glyphs
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56565
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:20 PM

At 12:04 PM -0500 3/28/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>There's really nothing to calculate about linespacing. The default
>and normal (design) spacing of a font is its point size. 12 point
>font = 12 point line spacing. This does not vary by font, though
>some fonts are designed tighter or looser.

That's not entirely true, Aandi. Although you are correct
that simply using the font size, will work in most cases and give an
acceptable result - it really is more typographically correct to use
the font data to compute the height of a given line.


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