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How to change the line height of a font


Question

I want to change the "line height" of a font, that is the space between lines when the font is typed. I'd like to increase the space. (I need to use several fonts font in a text app with a fixed (non editable) line spacing).

I'm not very experienced with fonts. I do have Fontographer, and I tried several things like changing the "base point" but it seems to have no effect.

2013/03/09
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3/9/2013 11:56:00 AM

Accepted Answer

Note: This answer is a transliteration of my comment above for the sake of having an answer. MrWolfy noted that changing the UPM size in Fontographer was the equivalent of what I was speculating.

Any glyph in a font is set in an invisible square called an "em-square" or "em-height".

Increasing that might increase your leading (line height).

2017/04/13
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4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM