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Re: [ft] Ascent and descent

From: Khaled Hosny
Subject: Re: [ft] Ascent and descent
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 01:10:42 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 07:11:26PM -0300, Dalai Felinto wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to get the ascent and descent of a font with freetype2. The
> sample code is really small and can be found here [1].
> However the values I get are very different from what FontForge and even
> google slides is using.
> For example, the Indie Flower font [2] has 819 and 205 (0.8, 0.2) according
> to FontForge. However, in freetype2 I'm getting 994 and (-)500 (0.67 and
> 0.33).
> The same is valid for numerous other fonts that I tried (which curiously
> all had 0.8 and 0.2 proportional values).

In FontForge you should look under Font Info → OS/2 → Metrics, the
values you see under Font Info → General are not actually used for
anything in the exported font AFAIK.


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