[NTG-context] Specifying leading?

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com
Mon May 14 23:17:21 CEST 2012


Am 14.05.2012 um 22:57 schrieb Bill Meahan:

> How does one specify leading in ConTeXt?
> 
> In traditional typography, it is common to specify the type size and leading to indicate the inter-line spacing of a block of text. Setting type "solid" means to use no spacing between lines - not usually a good idea ;-)
> 
> More often, good typography requires a minimum of two points of leading between adjacent lines and might be specified as 12/14 or 12/15 meaning to set twelve-point type on a fourteen or fifteen point "leading" resulting in inter-line spacing of two and three points respectively.
> 
> Is there an easy way to specify this in ConTeXt or must I muck about with baseline skip?
> 
> I have tried looking this up on the wiki and in the font documentation but it either is not there or is worded in such a way I am not recognizing it.
> 
> I'm using MkIV

%\setupbodyfont[12pt] % not necessary because 12pt is the default font size

\setupinterlinespace[line=14pt] % default: line=2.8ex

\starttext
\input knuth
\stoptext

Wolfgang


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