[texhax] Character bounding boxes

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Sep 24 15:39:03 CEST 2008

On Sep 23, 2008, at 8:18 PM, Ranjith Unnikrishnan wrote:

> In short, do you know of a way to extract the bounding box  
> coordinates of the characters in the output dvi or via some other  
> way that utilizes latex?

We just had this discussion.

See the recent thread ``compile to a small PDF''.

Short answer, put the characters in a box and measure the box.

Long answer, look at the code for the preview.sty package.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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