[metapost] description of glyph operator for MetaPost v1.200

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Sat May 9 12:24:54 CEST 2009

On Fri, 8 May 2009, Dan Luecking wrote:
> At 01:20 AM 5/8/2009, you wrote:
> >Dan Luecking wrote:
> >>Also, this line
> >>   "Finally, the picture is scaled such that one point equals
> >>    one font design unit."
> >>Is it correct that font units are (usually) 1/1000*design_size? I.e.,
> >>a 10 point glyph will become 1000 points high if not scaled?
> >
> >Yes.

just to avoid a possible misunderstanding, in this example

draw "foo" infont "ptmr8r";

the unscaled (?) glyphs come out with only 10bp size.

Regards, Hartmut

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