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sr #109572: Changing baseline

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Submitted on:  Thu 18 Oct 2018 12:22:58 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
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Thu 18 Oct 2018 12:22:58 PM UTC, original submission:  

First of all, thanks for creating the beautiful Jomolhari font. I'm currently using a derived font (BabelStrone Tibetan) for typesetting a Dzongkha grammar using XeLaTeX.

I noticed that Tibetan characters in Jomolhari have a slightly lower baseline than DDC Uchen, which I was using before. When I switch to Jomolhari or BabelStone (using a scale factor of 1.414), the Tibetan characters get set a little bit too high with respect to the surrounding English text (Charis SIL). See the results using DDC Uchen and Jomolhari in the attachment.

LaTeX doesn't seem to have an easy fix for this, so it looks like the only solution is modifying the font. I tried doing this using a tool called BirdFont, but I always end up messing up the relative positions of the diacritics.

Do you have any advice on how to solve this sort of problems? I've never edited any fonts, so I'm not sure what is considered best practice.



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file #45233:  DDC Uchen.png added by None (77KiB - image/png)
file #45234:  Babelstone.png added by None (89KiB - image/png)


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