The x-height is a font metric, that is given in terms of the em-height, and is approximately 0.48 of an em, but this depends on the font...
In CSS these two units are available, I am interested in the ex unit. There is also an em unit, such that the ex unit is given in terms of it.
The following table shows some metrics, available throug the following site:
Arial 0.519 Arial Unicode MS 0.518 Calibri 0.466 Cambria 0.466 Candara 0.463 Code2000 0.444 Comics Sans MS 0.532 Courier 0.425 Courier New 0.423 Garamond 0.384 Georgia 0.481 Helvetica 0.523 Tahoma 0.545 Times New Roman 0.448 Trebuchet MS 0.523 Verdana 0.545
I want to know the x-height of a given Font object in C#. I get the M height like this:
But I can not figure out how to get the x-height.
Using WinAPI is acceptable. It does not matter the way... browsers do this. They know how to calculate the ex value, I want to know how to get this value too. Please help!!
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