Bottom margin vs. descenders question

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at
Sun Jul 5 05:45:47 CEST 2020

On 7/4/20 7:54 PM, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> Typography is about optical appearence.  This means that descenders
> should stick into the margin.

Quite right! As I said earlier in this thread, what matters is what the 
eye sees, not what the rulers tell us, and font design gives us a clue 
---if you put an «x» and an «o» big enough together, you'll see that the 
«o» is really a little bit bigger than the «x», otherwise the eye will 
see the «o» («e», etc.) smaller.



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