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I'm very new to typophile. Just picked fontlab up in the past 2 weeks. While I have a many fonts designed in Illustrator it's not until I actually started transfering them into fontlab that I found out my mistakes... Which is great. Love to learn.
However I get all through placing my caps, numbers, and some punctuation in fontlab when I'm looking at some accented glyph windows and think to myself I never took accents above the ascender into account... Doh! And I can't find my answer anywhere.
When setting up the UPM of the font do accents get calculated in the size of the ascender? I noticed most accents use the ascender line as the base line for them to start which really nulls the getting calculated in the ascender part. Of course I used the fontlab forum sticky "using illustrator to make fonts" post to determine my UPM=1000, Ascender=742, Cap Height=714, Descender=-258. I wanted my Ascender to barely break cap height.
How do accents or any symbol above the ascender get calculated in the font UPM or does it? Am I going to have change Ascender UPM or will Line height compensate for it?