Instance Property

xHeight

Returns the x-height of a font.

Declaration

var xHeight: Int32 { get }

Parameters

font

A font object.

Return Value

The x-height of the font.

Discussion

The x-height is the distance above the baseline of the top of flat, non-ascending lowercase letters (such as x) of glyphs in a font. The value is specified in glyph space units.

See Also

Examining Font Metrics

var ascent: Int32

Returns the ascent of a font.

var capHeight: Int32

Returns the cap height of a font.

var descent: Int32

Returns the descent of a font.

var fontBBox: CGRect

Returns the bounding box of a font.

var italicAngle: CGFloat

Returns the italic angle of a font.

var leading: Int32

Returns the leading of a font.

var stemV: CGFloat

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

var unitsPerEm: Int32

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