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Re: [css-inline] Controlling half-leading

From: Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 11:24:36 -0400
Message-ID: <1462893876.20374.17.camel@w3.org>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, 2016-05-09 at 23:40 -0700, fantasai wrote:
> 
[...]
> It would look something like
>    leading: always | auto | never

Of course, "between" is the traditional value; "before" is what troff
used, and film typesetters generally used either before or between. But
it's a value that you specify.

The problem (as I'm sure you discussed) isn't that the line height is
larger than the type size - most fonts are still designed to be used
that way for historical reasons to do with physics. The problem is that
you can't control the vertical baseline spacing exactly, and can't
reliably align blocks of text side by side (in vertical block
progression mode).

Liam


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