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The \settoheight command sets the value of a length command, len-cmd, which is specified as the first argument, equal to the maximum height of the text argument in the current font.

For example,

would set the value of \baselineskip to 1.5 times the height of the capital "X".
See Lengths
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Revised: Sheldon Green, 9 May 1995.