Hanging from the washing line.

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 12:30:06 EST 2016


The font that Richmond is using is his Devawriter.ttf font that has now 
had Grantha conjunct glyphs
in a private use area . . .

Richmond.

On 12/30/16 6:49 pm, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> What is the font Richmond is trying to use? Having played around a lot with fonts in my early Mac days, I became aware that font foundries of lesser repute may not craft their fonts properly. If the line height and leading is not set to accomodate both the tallest ascender and the lowest descender can display incorrectly.
>
> Bob S
>
>
> On Dec 29, 2016, at 16:38 , Peter Bogdanoff <bogdanoff at me.com<mailto:bogdanoff at me.com>> wrote:
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> I tried with a field set to zapfino (the most vertically expansive font I have) 14, text height 6.
>
> I’m seeing that in LC 8.1.2 on Mac, that with the field fixed line height off things look right, showing wide line height and no attenuation. With fixed line height on, LC pushes all the text off the top of the field except for the bottom line and part of the second line from the bottom--where I see the descenders of the upper line overlapping the ascenders of the bottom line. Setting the line height to fixed 30, again pushes the text up off the field except for the last 1 1/2 lines—they are just spaced wider.
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> LC does have a problem with displaying this kind of text with fixed line height on, but I’m not seeing the chopping off of text, but the pushing text up the top of the field. With fixed line height off, it looks OK.
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> Peter Bogdanoff
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