[OS X TeX] Re: More about Adobe fonts...

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Jun 11 12:34:32 EDT 2002

I'd quoted xpedra saying:

>>By the way, 
>>since I began to use the Adobe Garamond font I have noticed the 12pt 
>>size font is smaller for this typeface  than the CMR 12pt one. Is it 

>Yes, typefaces are designed on an em-square and may take up more or less
>of that---the placement of the x-height on the square will vary as well,
>and Adobe Garamond is fairly low.

One further bit of information---CMR incorporates optical scaling, so
the 12pt. size (say) is different from the 18 pt.

Adobe Garamond was based on the ``vraye parangonne'' (sp. may be
approximate) size which is approximately 18 pts., and aside from the
spiffy all-caps Titling font, small caps and super/sub-scripts, doesn't
have optical adjustment.


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