font metric

font metric

Typographic information (width, height, kerning) for each character in a font.
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The required baselines are estimated as part of the font metric estimation procedure.
The accuracy of the font metric estimation algorithm is a function of the size and statistical composition of the text in the image.
Though Acrobat approximates rather than duplicates type, its font metric matching is very close.
Where the user lacks a font contained in a PDF document, the type is supplied by Adobe multiple master technology, which closely approximates the original by matching the font metrics. Every new character is created only once, then stored for recall.