[whatwg] Adding descent to TextMetrics
chuck at jumis.com
Thu Jul 8 13:49:41 PDT 2010
We've been doing some work with html line boxes; mainly, mixed font
styles in a text area,
using the HTML Canvas element. While Canvas fillText does have the
in order to set the current alignment, it does not provide enough
metrics through the measureText
function for us to exploit the textBaseline attribute across fonts
(sizes and styles).
Adding descent, to the measureText object would allow us to do more.
Currently, TextMetrics only returns "width". I'm proposing adding
"descent" to that list.
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