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Font Metrics

Jacques André 1
1 OPERA - Tools for Electronic Documents, Research and applications
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Abstract : This note introduces the basics of font metrics. units used in typography are presented. Traditional notions such as body size are introduced. A rapid overview over formatting and printing functions shows where metric information is needed. Metrics related to horizontal ans vertical placement of characters are described in detail, as well as problems related to kerning pairs and composite characters. A detailed explanation of AFM metrics files is provided.
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Submitted on : Monday, May 29, 2006 - 11:48:54 AM
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Jacques André. Font Metrics. [Research Report] RR-1761, INRIA. 1992. ⟨inria-00077001⟩



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