Subject: Re: leading
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Grosso)
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 95 08:15:03 EDT
From email@example.com Mon Jul 31 08: 15:09 1995
> From: Hakon Lie <Hakon.Lie@sophia.inria.fr>
> 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.
VP Research, ArborText, Inc.
Chief Technical Officer, SGML Open