When you place a text profile in 3D you may wonder why letters are not all of
the same height.
Not all upper case letters and not all lower case letters are of equal size.
Nobody wonders about the width being inconsistent, such as why a 'W' is wider
than an 'I' yet they wonder about the height being inconsistent.
To better understand the behaviour, consider the textsize as a box around every
single character. These textboxes are put together to form a word or sentence.
You can imagine that the textbox around a capital 'A' must have the same height
as a textbox around a small 'a'. The graphics inside these text boxes is not
always of the same height. It can even overlap the imaginary, surrounding
textbox. You can best see this effect with fonts like Chiller or Script but the
same happens with fonts that seem to have a constant height at first sight,
such as Arial.
If you create a draft, place some text and place two horizontal lines, one
above and one below the text, you will see different sizes of letters in any
This is nothing we can influence because true type fonts like Arial, Times New
Roman .etc. are delivered from Microsoft.
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OS Version: 764SP1