Re: [xep-support] line-through with different fonts

From: Louis Meigret (
Date: Sat Jan 24 2004 - 19:14:10 PST

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    Alexander Peshkov ( wrote in answer to Oliver

    >OB> I'm using <fo:inline text-decoration="line-through"> ... </fo:inline>
    >OB> to create text that is marked as cancelled.
    >OB> Unfortunately if the contents uses different fonts (Courier, Helvetica
    >OB> and Times), the result is not a straight line but rather a line that
    >OB> has breaks (the parts appear in slightly different vertical positions).
    >OB> I suspect this is because each font has its own metric (though the
    >OB> font-size is the same).

    >Yes, you are right. Line-through cross glyphs at the half X-height.

    [LM] I have a corollary question. It seems that when I change font the thickness of the strikehrough sometimes changes (for, I believe, the same fontsize). Is this also a font variable ? A given glyph in the font ?

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