[Scribus] Baseline - Beardline?

Peter Dinnan pral
Fri May 12 06:13:14 CEST 2006

Thanks for your reply Andreas.

With reference to Bitstream vera sans, I had a good look through my fonts (on 
the baseline) and found most sit on the beardline, some on the baseline while 
others (mainly script fonts) sit between two baselines (that is, not touching 
the baseline at all).

While this isn't a problem as mentioned in my first post, I found to drop the 
text to the baseline I use the Properties Pallete/Shape and adjust 'Distance 
of Text' - Top. For a 12pt font with a leading of 14.4pt setting Top to 
around 0.30p seats the text on the baseline perfectly. 


On Thursday 11 May 2006 23:44, avox wrote:
> tegan wrote:
> > ...all text sits on the beardline, not the baseline. That is, the
> > descenders
> > of lower case p and q (for example) sit on what should be the baseline
> > (where
> > the torso should sit - b and d for example).
> can't verify that here (using 1.3.4 but it should not have changed).
> I use bitstream vera sans, linspacing=adjust to baseline grid, view->show
> baselinegrid
> /Andreas
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