when implementing the metrics calculations I worked under the wrong assumption that 1 em is the font height. It isn't. It's the font design size. This makes a (sometimes noticeable) difference when the bdf font's
FONT_ASCENT + FONT_DESCENT differs from
Anyway. This commit will get it right, hopefully without breaking other stuff.
I noticed this when converting the Dina font port on OpenBSD. Dina has a line height (ascent+descent) much greater than the font size. This resulted in lines getting too tight.
Hey, @FrankSteiner and @jfriesse, it would be great if you guys could try out what this does to Helvetica and Courier in your setups. Interestingly for Courier the ascent+descent is smaller then the font size. For helvetica it's the opposite.