Metrics Options

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Metrics Options

To open the Metrics Options window click Metrics Options on the Tools menu. Here you can specify what metrics and reference lines should be shown in the Glyph Edit window.

 

Left side bearing

The space on the left side of the glyph that is part of the advance width

Right side bearing

The space on the right side of the glyph that is part of the advance width

Y-Axis

The vertical line where x=0.

Win Ascent

The ascender metric for Windows

Typo Ascender

The typographic ascender for the font

CapHeight

This metric specifies the distance between the baseline and the approximate height of uppercase letters

x-Height

This metric specifies the distance between the baseline and the approximate height of non-ascending lowercase letters

Baseline

The imaginary line upon which the letters of the font rest. This is always the X-Axis.

Typo Descender

The typographic ascender for the font

Win Descent

The descender metric for Windows

You can change the position of several of these font metrics through the Metrics tab on the Font Settings dialog. From the main menu select the Format menu, click Settings, and then click the Metrics tab.

Note: Metrics options are project specific. This means you can have different metrics settings for each of your projects.

See also:

Glyph Metrics