[NTG-context] interline space default changed?

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Thu Jan 9 13:04:13 CET 2020

On 1/9/20 11:08 AM, Sandra Snan wrote:
> I was rerunning ConTeXt on some older documents and the interline space
> isn't the same. Sure, the new default looks great, but what was the old
> default? I need to match what I've already published. Thank you♥

Hi Sandra,

which version did you use to generate those documents?

I mean, \setupinterlinespace defaults are defined in spac-def.mkiv (for
MkIV), which read in the latest beta:

      [\c!minheight=0pt, % only special purpose
       \c!mindepth=0pt, % only special purpose

In MkII, the definition seems to be basically the same in latest beta.

There is a GitHub repo at
https://github.com/contextgarden/context-mirror/. Older defaults could
be checked there.

BTW, I thought that the default was "\setupinterlinespace[line=2.85ex]".
But it seems that it is 2.8ex since at least 2013

It might be that default values for interline space haven’t been
modified in ConTeXt for a long while.

Just in case it helps,


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