[texhax] TeX Queries (2): Ascenders and Descenders; Kerning and ligatures and PDF Accessibility

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk
Thu Jul 19 08:59:43 CEST 2012

Paul Isambert wrote:

>> "6. Ascenders (parts of a character which 'ascend' above it's
>> x-height - upper staff of a lower case b,d,t etc )"
>> "7. Descenders (parts of a character which 'descend' below it's
>> x-height - lower tail of a g or y etc.)"
>> Please feel free to plug any gaps in above definitions.
> They're ok for me.

Not for me : a descender descends below the baseline, not
below the x-height.

Philip Taylor

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