2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2012 10:39 AM by jgalt

    Are there any iOS fonts that display correct vertical alignment in FMGO?

    jgalt

      Are there any iOS fonts that display correct vertical alignment in FMGO?

       

      http://iosfonts.com/

       

      On a 36 pt button the alignment is off by 3 pixels or more.

       

      Please see the attached screen capture from FMGO12. Notice how none of the fonts display with the correct vertical alighment as they do in FMP (Mac).

        • 1. Re: Are there any iOS fonts that display correct vertical alignment in FMGO?
          Last

          You measure upper margin from top of ascender height and lower marging from bottom of x- height, so you do not account for descender size (the lower extension of charachters like j or g). Seems like FMP Go does a pretty good job with this centering stuff if you measure top margin from top of x-height or lower margin from bottom of descender.

           

          A really big font problem however is the lack of the osx system font Lucida Grande in iOS.

          • 2. Re: Are there any iOS fonts that display correct vertical alignment in FMGO?
            jgalt

            Regardless of the ascenders and descenders FMGO should center text to a button the same as it does in FMP. Unfortunately it does not. This requires developers to make two version of their layout elements if they care at all about the visual appearance of their solution.  For a release that was primarily a visual overhaul FileMaker sure did a terrible job in their execution. Their sloppy programming results in thousands of developers wasting their time trying to fix a mistake that never should have made it past their (seemingly non-existent) quality control department.