on 2003-11-18 08:41 Gunnar Swanson wrote:
> Hrant is a big promoter of larger than x high, smaller than cap high
> figures. For many typefaces that is a very good solution. I'd add
> medium caps of the same height so AFL-CIO, SPECTER, and UNESCO don't
> jump out of a page.
Iirc, there are some faces designed for German in which the caps are
substantially lower than the ascenders of the lc, since German
capitalizes all nouns. And at the resolution I am using to write this,
Lucida Console has caps one pixel above the x-height, and ascenders one
pixel above the caps.
Curtis Clark http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/
Mockingbird Font Works http://www.mockfont.com/