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I'm working on a typeface which was first a personal project, but I'm now adapting it for a client. I originally designed it on a UPM of 2000. However, the client needs a Type 1 font for their system. I'm having difficulties with the vertical metrics when I test the Type 1, especially in InDesign.
It's prefectly fine when I export it as OpenType, but with the Type 1 it's as if the whole baseline shifts up (or the baseline stays put but the letters shift up, however you look at it). This makes all ascenders and caps to extend outside of the text-frame (which doesn't happen with the OTF). The cursor and selection box is of the right size, but the type is shifted up, so to speak.
I'm aware that Type 1 originally doesn't allow any nodes to extend outside the 2000 and -2000 boundaries, but also read on typophile somewhere that the real boundaries are more in the range of 4000. As far as I know I've set the vertical metrics correctly, with the help of the how-to on typophile and the pdf that is floating around made by Karsten Lücke.
It's possible that a 2000 UPM doesn't work, and that I need to scale it. Is there a good way to do this without too much nodes rounding of very crudely? Scaling to 1000 with the 'scale all glyphs...' option checked does cause quite a bit of rounding off changes.
Or maybe there are other tips you guys can give me?