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  • Leading | Definition and Translations

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    Leading is the distance between the baselines of successive lines of type. Originally, for metal type, leading only referred to the lead stripes added between the lines.


    Dutch: interlinie (regelafstand)
    French: interlignage
    German: Zeilenabstand
    Italian: interlinea
    Polish: interlinia
    Portuguese: Entrelinha
    Russian: интерлинья́ж
    Spanish: Interlineado

    Ralf Herrmann By Ralf Herrmann ()
    Contributors: Riccardo Sartori Xavier Álvarez Fernando Díaz Diogo Ramos Moreira Przemysław Sakrajda
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    Riccardo Sartori


    Perhaps it should be added to the list of controversial terms :winking: (or maybe a note on historical meaning could be added).

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