FontLab line gap problem

Corey Holms's picture

Hi all,

I've been having a problem with my ascenders and descenders brushing up against each other when lines of type are set in my new typeface. I'm using FontLab, and from what I can tell from reading the manual, my problem lies in adjusting the line gap. When I do this, regardless of the amount I put in, the baseline never changes. I'm completely stuck. Any suggestions?

Pretty please?Screen grab of FontLab

Corey Holms's picture

Here are two more screens that might help in determining where I'm going wrong on this.Metrics
UPM

yar's picture

You have "calculate values automatically" option selected. As I remember, it means that all data you entered into the first table is ignored and all values are auto-calculated on export.

Btw, what font format you want to generate?

Best regards,
Yuri

eomine's picture

I'm not sure, but I guess you might need to scale
down your characters, Corey.
The second windows shows 'Ascender' = 930 and
'Descender' = -280. Which means, IIRC, total height
= 1210. It's bigger than your 'Font UPMs', set to
1000.

Corey Holms's picture

Yuri - when I change the line gap manually, it changes the default from automatic to manual. I screen grabbed it in the wrong state, but thanks.

Eduardo - such a simple thing is always the fault isn't it. Thank you very much, I will recalculate the UPM and go from there. Thanks!

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