tracking/leading standards

matt_yow's picture

I am trying to understand the tracking and leading relationship in typographic specimen sheets.

I see popular ratios of:
6/10
7/11
9/13
10/14
11/15
12/16

Is this sort of the standard or is it subject to the font and the cap height, etc?

Thanks!

oldnick's picture

is it subject to the font and the cap height

very much so; ascenders and descenders fit into the mix, as well...

eliason's picture

as would line length...

matt_yow's picture

perfect! Thanks guys!

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