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float base = height * 0.75;
float scalar = 0.8; // Different for each font

textSize(32);  // Set initial text size
float a = textAscent() * scalar;  // Calc ascent
line(0, base-a, width, base-a);
text("dp", 0, base);  // Draw text on baseline

textSize(64);  // Increase text size
a = textAscent() * scalar;  // Recalc ascent
line(40, base-a, width, base-a);
text("dp", 40, base);  // Draw text on baseline
Description Returns ascent of the current font at its current size. This information is useful for determining the height of the font above the baseline. For example, adding the textAscent() and textDescent() values will give you the total height of the line.
Updated on May 30, 2018 06:11:37pm EDT

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