Function

CGFontGetDescent

Returns the descent of a font.

Declaration

int CGFontGetDescent(CGFontRef font);

Parameters

font

A font object.

Return Value

The descent of the font .

Discussion

The descent is the maximum distance below the baseline of glyphs in a font. The value is specified in glyph space units.

See Also

Getting Font Information

CGFontGetTypeID

Returns the Core Foundation type identifier for Core Graphics fonts.

CGFontCopyVariationAxes

Returns an array of the variation axis dictionaries for a font.

CGFontCopyVariations

Returns the variation specification dictionary for a font.

CGFontCopyFullName

Returns the full name associated with a font object.

CGFontGetAscent

Returns the ascent of a font.

CGFontGetLeading

Returns the leading of a font.

CGFontGetCapHeight

Returns the cap height of a font.

CGFontGetXHeight

Returns the x-height of a font.

CGFontGetFontBBox

Returns the bounding box of a font.

CGFontGetItalicAngle

Returns the italic angle of a font.

CGFontGetStemV

Returns the thickness of the dominant vertical stems of glyphs in a font.

CGFontGetGlyphBBoxes

Get the bounding box of each glyph in an array.

CGFontGetGlyphWithGlyphName

Returns the glyph for the glyph name associated with the specified font object.

CGFontCopyGlyphNameForGlyph

Returns the glyph name of the specified glyph in the specified font.

CGFontGetNumberOfGlyphs

Returns the number of glyphs in a font.

CGFontGetGlyphAdvances

Gets the advance width of each glyph in the provided array.

CGFontGetUnitsPerEm

Returns the number of glyph space units per em for the provided font.