[reportlab-users] Paragraph "Hack"

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Tue Oct 21 13:10:23 EDT 2008

Tim Roberts wrote:

> Henning von Bargen wrote:


>> I noticed the same effect.


>> On another (but similar) topic, I'd like to mention that the "leading" attribute

>> in the Paragraph implementation differs from its usual meaning:

>> According to Wikipedia, in type-setting, "leading" is the inter-line distance

>> (such that line_height = ascent + descent + leading),

>> whereas in ReportLab, "leading" is the same as line_height, AFAIK.




> In physical typesetting, this is true. The name comes from the slugs of

> lead that were inserted between rows of type.


As long as I'm spewing out trivia, I should also point out ,that because
it derives from the element "lead", the term is pronounced to rhyme with
"bedding", not "bleeding".

For those of you in the UK, "rhymes with Reading, not with reading"...

Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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