Letter Compositions, Continued
LINE SPACING: Line spacing is the space between lines of lettering. Line
spacing may also be called leading. The distance between lines of lettering
should not be exactly the same dimension as letter height, but there should be
enough air space between lines of lettering to make it easy to read. The
space between lines may vary from ½ to 1 ½ times the height of the letter.
Generally, a good distance for space between lines of lettering is two-thirds
letter height. This leaves sufficient space for ascenders and descenders.
Figure 5-40 shows different line spacing.
Figure 5-40.Letter spacing or leading.
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