Text bounding box isn't accurate


#1

See image below… Did this work in the past? I was always under the impression that it did, but maybe because mostly I used Arial… Seems to work best for that, but fails pretty badly with other fonts.

–Mitch


(John Brock) #2

That was reported and fixed recently. You’ll see it soon.
It gets worse with each successive additional line of text.


#3

OK, thanks mon - I was getting worried here…

–Mitch


(John Brock) #4

Well, don’t this text bounding box fix with whether or not you should be worried…
Ahm juss sayin’…


#5

Bumping this to say that the problem is still very much present in v5 SR12.

Any workaround for this?


(John Brock) #6

Can you post a simple example file?
I’ve been testing this for V6 and I think it’s good there.
There will be no more fixes for V5 after SR14.
The fixes in SR14 are for Windows 10 1703 “Creators” edition running on high resolution screens.


#7

I could reproduce the above problem with Gill Sans as in the OP. It must be a typeface related issue as others work. I have no problems at all with Lucida Console for instance.


#8

Other than bounding boxes, alignment is also affected by this problem:

It’s set to right-align but doesn’t. There are no white space characters after “Athens”.


#9

Workarround:
_explode the Text
you will get curves
_boundingbox the curves