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From: Ulrich Dirr <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 08:29:32 +0200
Organization: Art & Satz
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I'm astonished! I thought \fontdimen 8 to 12 are parameters for fractions,
and fontdimen 13 is for exponents (and normal text fonts usually contain
only fontdimen 1 to 7)??? Is the TeXBook, chap. G now obsolete?


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Lars Hellström" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "Multiple recipients of list LATEX-L" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: Baseline grid alignment after headings

> At 09.42 +0200 2000-09-20, Ulrich Dirr wrote:
> [snip]
> >May be it would be helpful if -- and what is in the AFM files -- to
> >incorporate the ascender/cap height into the TFM (and let TeX know about
> >that), so that one could align special material with respect to the
> >ascender/cap heigth.
> T1 encoded fonts in general already include these two parameters and a
> couple of others. I would guess that the ones that interest you are:
>   \fontdimen  8  is cap height
>   \fontdimen  9  is ascender height
>   \fontdimen 10  is accented cap height
>   \fontdimen 11  is descender's depth
>   \fontdimen 12  is max height
>   \fontdimen 13  is max depth
> I don't think there is a proper LaTeX interface for using them yet though
> (although I think something like a fontdimen interface was part of some
> early template example).
> OTOH I have the impression that the usual way of getting predictable
> and depth of a box is to include a \strut in them (this is not all that
> nice since the dimensions of the \strutbox only depends on the
> \baselineskip, but people usually make do anyway).
> Lars Hellström