Hello, type drawers!
I'm currently working on a handwritten face with very long ascenders and descenders and I'm wondering what is the best way to set vertical metrics? I see two approaches here but not sure the first one is right:
1. Set x-height to normal and let ascenders/descenders go out of the box.
Pros: The font looks the same size comparing to the other fonts.
Cons: The line height (leading) in Adobe apps is 125% of the UPM by default, so descenders of a top line and ascenders of a bottom line intersect each other on multiline text. Of course, designer can set the leading and fix it, but it feels wrong.
2. Fit a whole height (from tallest to lowest point) to 100-125% of the UPM.
Pros: Multiline in Adobe applications looks right.
Cons: The font looks pretty small comparing to the others.
Has anyone come across a similar one, and how did you solve it?