[HarfBuzz] harfbuzz coordinate system
cloos+fd-harfbuzz at jhcloos.com
Wed Oct 27 12:56:37 PDT 2010
>>>>> "BE" == Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org> writes:
BE> I'm wondering, should increasing y move upwards, or downwards? Most
BE> graphics API I've seen (PS-based API being the only exception) has y
BE> moving downward. I find that more intuitive in a text layout
BE> library, so we can say: "in-line glyphs are stacked in the
BE> increasing x direction, lines are stacked in the increasing y
I've always thought of y going up w/in a font. It would be weird for
the capsheight to be negative and descender depth to be positive.
Especially since everything else has -ve descenders and +ve ascenders.
James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com> OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6
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