How Height And Width Measurements are calculated

In this guide, we will explain how the height and width of neon signs are calculated in the customiser.

How the app calculates height measurements and width measurements

When you type in text and choose a font in the app, the app uses a process called live tracing to calculate the width and height of the text. This means that the app traces the outline of the text to determine the farthest point to the left and right of the font, and the highest and lowest points of the text.

Factors that affect height and width measurements

It's important to note that different fonts can have different measurements due to variations in line height and width. In particular, some fonts may have additional lips or other elements that affect the height and width measurements.

Accuracy of the measurements

Despite these variations, the measurements displayed in the customiser are accurate. The app uses a tracing system to measure from the utmost point of the font to the lowest point of the last line. Additionally, the app performs a dpi to pixel to centimeter conversion ratio to ensure that the measurements are accurate regardless of the screen resolution.

Limitations of the current system and future improvements

Currently, the app's system for calculating height and width measurements is limited by web technology. However, the team is actively working on a solution to make the measurements more accurate and to ensure that the lines displayed in the customiser accurately represent the font line height.

Overall, the Sign Customiser app uses a sophisticated system to calculate the height and width of neon signs. By understanding how these measurements are determined, users can create custom signs that are tailored to their needs and preferences.

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