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Old 07-27-2008, 03:13 PM   #8
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But there is no rule, if you mean “use such-and-such a point size for a particular leading value.” Nor can anyone say “use such-and-such a measure for a particular point size of type.” You have to look. Typefaces vary a great deal in the way they set.
Yes, but wouldn't an interline space of about a quarter of the font size be a good starting point, assuming the length of the line is about 55–60 characters? You need to experiment if you are trying out an unfamiliar font, but you have to start somewhere. And never ever set the line as 'single', even though that will be a sensible setting generally if you are sticking to the program-maker's default fonts.

   
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