[NTG-context] interline space default changed?

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Thu Jan 9 15:07:52 CET 2020

On 1/9/2020 2:47 PM, Sandra Snan wrote:
> Thank you so much for the swift reply, Hans. Much appreciated.
> Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl> writes:
>> On 1/9/2020 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♄
>> The interlinespace is defined in 'ex' units so it depends on that value
>> in the font that you use ... maybe the font changed?
> That's certainly possible. I switched computers and distros so all of
> those things might've been refreshed or altered upstream. I'm using
> Junicode for the main & bold but with Tex Gyre Schola for italic, and
> then grabbing miscellaneoussymbols out of a DejaVu Serif fallback and
> using DejaVu Sans Mono for mono (althought this particular page doesn't
> have any mono). If it isn't that case that those fonts have changed
> their metrics, which I wouldn't know, I'm kinda out of the loop
> generally (#unplugged), I was thinking that maybe the culprit could be
> that it used to work off of the italic's ex height and now works off of
> the main's ex height but that's just wild guessing on my part.

if you still have the old installation you can do this someplace in the 

\the\dimex2.8ex % or whatever value you used for interlinespacing

and then use the reported value in the updated installation

> I'm working around the problem by setting the interline space to
> 3.0675ex which makes the recompiled pages match the previously compiled
> pages exactly. (I don't know why that number. I found it by trying every
> number and seeing what matched.) The previously compiled pages didn't
> have an interline space set.
> Thanks again.
> Sandra


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