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Re: [Freetype] tmAscent in Windows fontMetrics

From: David Turner
Subject: Re: [Freetype] tmAscent in Windows fontMetrics
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 21:47:32 +0100
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Hello Roman,

Roman Bednarek wrote:
  In Windows version of my appplication I am using the following value
I have to be compatible in freetype version, but I cannot get the same
value from FT_Face fields. I am adding an arbitrary(guess) value to
face->ascender which is not really good solution.
  Is there a good way to get exactly the same value using freetype?

I don't think there is a good way to do that. However, If you're nice enough
to write a small program that is capable of computing both the Windows and
FreeType values for these values, I'd be happy to tweak it to hell in
order to try to find the correct algorithm.


- David Turner
- The FreeType Project  (

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