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Font Metrics


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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inria-00077001 , version 1 (29-05-2006)


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Jacques André. Font Metrics. [Research Report] RR-1761, INRIA. 1992. ⟨inria-00077001⟩
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