NewDeal Hot Tip 1404Fonts
Accent Area Char Area Descent Area Extra BelowIn a text object (NewWrite, NewDraw) data in the Accent area and Extra Below area is allowed to draw over the lines above and below the line where the character with this data lies.
The important thing to realize here is that the height of the line is not affected by these areas. This means that a character with an accent on the first line of a NewDraw (or NewWrite) document will have the accent stick up into the never-land that is outside of the text object. This isn't a problem when printing because we don't clip anything when drawing a text object for printing. The drawing is clipped for display on the screen though. The result is that these accents can be hidden.
It's a drag, but to do it differently would require that we enforce some top and bottom border or margin on text objects and this introduces some complexities and also would lead to strange situations for a user (like a 1 inch tall object containing 12 point text not being able to hold 6 lines).
For fonts with correct information this can be an annoyance. For imported fonts where the height information wasn't converted correctly it can be a real mess.
Last Modified 2 Mar 1999