Can't change ascender / descender metrics ??

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Can't change ascender / descender metrics ??

Post by highwaykind » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:45 am

I'm trying to change the ascender and Descender values
(Format - Settings - Metrics ), but for some reason they won't change ...
help!
I hit OK, Save all, see that it's saving but the black lines don't move.
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(Usually I just hit calculate, but in this case the end-user wants some overlap).

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Post by highwaykind » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:50 am

I can see in the Font - Preview thingie that nothing is changing as well.
I need the bottom of the j and the top of the W to almost touch..
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:56 am

Ascender, Descender and Line Gap are Macintosh specific metrics.

To change the top and bottom of a font; select Settings from the Format menu to open the Font Settings window and select the Metrics page. Here you can change the Win Ascent (Top) and Win Descent (Bottom). You should also update the other ascender and descender values. To update all values at once, press the Calculate button.

If this isn't helpful you might also want to try this:
In Format->Tables you might have to remove the VDMX table. If Windows does not locate this table in a font, it will calculate those values itself. This will take some extra milliseconds the first time it is loaded into the rasterizer. I don't think we should worry about that.

To regenerate this table you could use a utility from Microsoft called CacheTT, located at:
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/tools/tools.htm

CacheTT is a utility to enable the modification of TrueType and TrueType Open files. Modifications include creation/ modification of one or more of the tables VDMX, hdmx and LTSH by calculating and caching values obtained from the Rasterizer. The resulting font is a complete and correct font.
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:59 am

Ik dacht dat Bill Gates 56 miljard dollar (56 billion dollars) had? :wink:
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Post by highwaykind » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:00 am

Perhaps I should have added that before today I WAS able to change those values and see the font change in the Test window. (And I'm working in Windows)...

Edit - changing the Windows Ascender/Descender thingie moves the black line ( gosh I'm in a technical mood today..;))
thanks!!
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Post by highwaykind » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:01 am

Erwin Denissen wrote:Ik dacht dat Bill Gates miljarden (billions) had? :wink:
Volgens de krant niet - LOL, arme Bill ;)
Maar het klink inderdaad wat "weinig" .. rekenfoutje van het ANP ?
Artikel ging over Forbes geloof ik..neem aan dat die toch wel weet waar de punt/komma moet?

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