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Re: leading

From: Paul Grosso <pbg@arbortext.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 95 08:15:03 EDT
Message-Id: <9507311215.AA05418@holly.arbortext.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

> From: Hakon Lie <Hakon.Lie@sophia.inria.fr>
> 
> Typographers!
> 
> If your font size is 12pt and the distance between base lines is 14
> pt, is leading then 2pt or 14pt? The literature has diverging opinions
> on this, which -- if any -- is correct?

Though both have at times been used, by far the more common in use
recently--especially in the computerized typesetting world--is the
latter, i.e., baseline-to-baseline measure, e.g., 14pt in your example.

TeX, the Output Specification (aka FOSIs), and DSSSL are among those
that measure "leading" as baseline-to-baseline.

paul

Paul Grosso
VP Research, ArborText, Inc.
  and
Chief Technical Officer, SGML Open

Email: paul@arbortext.com  
Received on Monday, 31 July 1995 08:15:09 GMT

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