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Cambria Math Font has too much leading

Jul 2, 2013 11:38 AM

Tags: #math #mathml; #mathematical_symbols #cambria_math

Hi all,


We are working on a math-intensive product that requires a wide range of math symbols.  For this, we are using Lucida Sans Unicode, which is fine.  We select that font and input the codepoint using the Char Palette.


There are some symbols, however, that Lucida Sans Unicode cannot render.  The other obvious font (as far as I can tell) is Cambria Math, made by Microsoft and shipping with all Windows OSs.  When we try that font, however, its behavior is strange in Frame: when you try to select a character formatted with this font, the cursor appears to grab several lines both above and below it, although it really is just selecting what you wish.  This affects the usability in Frame but we can live with that.


The problem is that it then renders in some browsers with a very large amount of leading above and below.  Firefox and IE render it properly; Chrome and Safari create extra leading. 


Has anyone else used this font and seen similar issues?  If we cannot tweak something to get this font to work, we'll have to find another -- any font suggestions for fonts with large sets of math symbols would be appreciated.





Shelley Hoose

Sr Documentation Developer

Rogue Wave Software


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