Follow these general rules to set Line-height:

  • The longer the line length, the taller the Line-height should be.

  • The shorter the line length, the shorter the Line-height should be.

  • Use a taller line-height with continuous copy.

  • Use taller line-heights with large x-height fonts.

  • The ascenders and descenders of the lines of text should not touch.

  • Place the lines close enough together that the reader requires no effort to find the next line, then balance the height based on the line length.

Line height definitions:

Line-height and readability

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