Whats the tallest Unicode glyph (By the characters look). The tallest I've seen them is like the giant half parenthesis, that stretch 3 lines.

Like this one: ⎝ (This font it only goes 2 lines). I'm trying to pull off a "visual glitch" with a different project. Also for bonus if someone can find me the WIDEST Glyph, id appreciate it.

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    What a wonderfully weird question to have – PieBie Oct 3 '19 at 12:32
  • Aside from swashes, generally speaking the italics lower-case f spans the descender, ascender, and x-height. An Em dash comes in denominations, 2-em, 3-em. – Stan Oct 3 '19 at 22:37
  • interesting, Ill have to check it out. Im only searching for this character to use it as a sort of "exploit" in a game that has to do with custom names. – TaylorS Oct 4 '19 at 11:33

It all depends on the font.

Take the font Zapfino, for instance. It has multiple glyphs for the same unicode characters, some of which are very curly and tall.

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  • cool! although how are we suppose to use the characters as it is an image? – 073 Oct 6 '19 at 22:35
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    I don’t understand your question. You have the name of the font. – Kris Van Bael Oct 8 '19 at 6:30
  • The illustration @KrisVanBael supplied is an image because Stack doesn't support using any random font in answers. As has been mentioned, you have the name of the font; try it on actual text. – Steve Rindsberg Nov 6 '19 at 15:30

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