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Bug? Natural limitation? By design? Worth a feature request?

I made some graphical elements and turned them into a text frame. In every text frame I put the number 2 in Arial 7pt, vertically and horizontally centered. And there are "big" differences concerning height and width of the text frames before I get an overflow. Worst limitation has the circle, everything below 4,6 mm results in an overflow. How do I get past this limitation WITHOUT having two separate elements or converting the text to curves? In Indesign the widht / height limitation is at about 2,6 mm. I know 4,6 mm is not much, but you can do this the other way round, making circle and font bigger, but it is (for me) impossible to nearly fill the circle with a number. There are always big margins.

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1 hour ago, Joachim_L said:

Bug? Natural limitation? By design? Worth a feature request?

I managed to put 2 numbers in the circle by manipulating the Positioning and Transform, Baseline in the Character Panel.

I think this should be looked at by the Serif team because clearly there is room for more text in these boxes.

Regards

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Here is "22" centered inside the circle, using Arial 7pt Artistic Text, with a text background specified so we can see the actual space occupied by the characters:

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With the space allowance for ascenders and descenders and letter-width it takes much more room than one would suspect from the letters alone (without the background highlighted). However, it still looks to me like both characters should fit comfortably.

So I agree that this is something that still needs to be explained.


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2 hours ago, Joachim_L said:

but it is (for me) impossible to nearly fill the circle with a number.

Is this what you mean?

 

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