jackamus Posted January 12 Author Share Posted January 12 9 minutes ago, R C-R said: It is easy to verify this: just set up a text frame with filler text, open the Paragraph panel, make sure Leading is set to the default, & change the font a few times without changing the point size. So for instance, on my Mac, Arial 12 pt defaults to 12.4 pt leading, Helvetica to 12 pt, Optima to 12.3 pt, Tekton Pro to 14.4 pt, & so on. One of the things I haven't mentioned is that, prior to DTP, you knew how many lines of text you get on a page simply by measuring the text dept in points using the ruler and thendividing by the point size plus any additional leading you used. But today you need not only the point size, as that is your choice, but also whatever extra leading has been assigned to it. I think it is easier to take the font size and add extra leading than it is to take a font size that has some odd number default leading and then working out how much extra you need to suit your design. E.g. I would rather take a 12pt font and add, say, 2pts of leading than have to start with a default font size of 12.51pt and then add another 1.59pts to create 2 point leading! Using lead type the different styles of fonts determined the actual space between the lines. Two fonts that look very similar like Helvetica and Arial may actually have different 'X' heights that's all part of typography design. Quote If voting made any difference it wouldn't be allowed! Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools. Mac OS Monterey 12.6.4 AD version 2.0.4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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