leading

<text> /ledding/ The spacing between lines of text. This is defined when a font is designed but can often be altered in order to change the appearance of the text or for special effects. It is measured in points and is normally 120% of the height of the text.

See also kerning, tracking.

Last updated: 1996-06-07

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LDP « LDT « LE/1 « leading » LEAF » leaf » Leaf Distribution Limited

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