Fonts show up as wrong size

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rmartin802
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Fonts show up as wrong size

Post by rmartin802 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:27 am

change font to inch scale but when it type I a letter say 6" it shows up at 4.284" tall this only happens on the fonts and it happens on any font I use.

Rodi
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Re: Fonts show up as wrong size

Post by Rodi » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:49 pm

I replicated the same thing in Arial. Then I tried Eurostile Regular/Medium and got about 5.25 inches. Measure twice, cut once :)
I think the issue is that fonts, because of their heredity (nationalist, corporate, foundry, even designer) have no exacting 1" = 96 pt. That is why when you set type, and change fonts, even a similar weight, it can have drastic changes! It used to be that fonts had to fit the hardware (whether it be Monotype machine or a Berthold Diatronic, etc) and certain traditions just won't die!

StanBo
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Re: Fonts show up as wrong size

Post by StanBo » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:47 am

If the text was set couldn't you convert to object and edit the size as needed?

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