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Re: [ft] How to determine font ascent

From: Andrew Zabolotny
Subject: Re: [ft] How to determine font ascent
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 00:13:52 +0400

On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 08:59:19 +0200 (CEST)
Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:

> The concept of `vertically centering' is wrong IMHO.  Instead, I
> suggest you arrange the menu items as if they were normal text, this
> is, you put the glyphs of a line onto its baseline, and the glyphs one
> line above with a distance of FT_Face->height from the previous
> baseline.  This assures that
Thanks, I'll try your suggestion. At first sight it looked unbeseeming
but after thinking a little what you say seems sane.


P.S. I tried the DejaVu font in GIMP and the glyphs are actually
vertically centered in the textbox, so if GIMP uses the 'height' value
it seems to work good.

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