Today I learned something interesting about Microsoft Word; for most fonts, Word uses the vertical metrics in the font file, but for some, Word has its own "hard coded" line height values for (at least) the following families:
- Times, Baskerville Old Face, and TamilSangamMN (which all have the same vertical metrics)
I say 'at least' because there's probably more families, just a guess on my part though...
Does anyone know if there is anything unique about those 4 families that necessitated hardcoded line height values?
And when they where really concerned about reflow, making the document frame not dependent on the current printer driver. So people need the same version of the printer driver to get the same result.
Or when the one driver stores the page size in inches and other in centimeters. Those rounding errors can produce some reflow, too.
All of the above is just what I think is causing this so there might be totally different reasons.