[Scribus] What exactly is automatic linespacing?

Craig Bradney cbradney
Sun Jan 7 14:25:09 CET 2007

On Sunday 07 January 2007 03:36, Michael Koren wrote:
> I had always assumed that the 20% etc. linespacing setting in preferences
> applied to automatic linespacing, so it was locked to 20% more than the
> font size in that mode (although the 20% increase is also applied by
> default in fixed mode whenever you change the font size...).
> But I tried it and got 17.3 pt linespacing for a 12pt font, so I guess not.
> Craig said in a bug report that the automatic value is computed from the
> font itself, so what's the algorithm? 17.3 seems a bit odd a value as a
> default for 12pt text. Just curious.

It is part of the font file, as determined by the people who designed the 
font, no calculation involved by Scribus.


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