Changing individual character height

En El's picture

Hello :)
I'm working on a project using the font verlag, however there are several characters whose heights are lower than the rest (u,y,v,x) Is there a way to set the font to adjust these so they are uniform with the rest of the text? It is quite a long document so adjusting each character individually is not practical.

Thank you

Don McCahill's picture

How are you determining that the characters are "lower". In all fonts (properly constructed, that is) characters with rounded elements, like c, o, e, etc. will rise higher at the x-height than the characters you mention, in order to appear visually correct. Mathematically identical heights are the error, not the correction.

riccard0's picture

Also, are you looking at a monitor or at a printout?
And, are you sure Verlag is the right typeface for a long document?

En El's picture

@Don: Just by sight

@Richard0: Monitor, but why would a pdf be different than a printout? Also, what would be the downside of using verlag for a long document? Its not a book, just about 8 pages.


riccard0's picture

why would a pdf be different than a printout?

Because rendering of typefaces on screen is bound to the physical resolution of monitors (among other things). So the difference in heights you’re noticing could well be a rendering problem.

Cristobal Henestrosa's picture

I am not sure if you are aware of it or if this applies to your case, but you may want to read this from H&FJ website:

“Our end-user font licenses allow only the production of Workflow PDFs, not Public PDFs. For organizations that need to circulate PDFs more widely, we offer an Embedding License as a supplemental product.”

“Once converted to outlines in a drawing program, you can alter the shapes of letterforms (for example, in producing a logo.) But you may not alter the data contained within the fonts themselves, or use this data to produce new fonts.”

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