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body size

the length of a section of text from top to bottom in points

the size of the metal body of a piece of type, measured from the top of the ascenders to the bottom of the descenders

COMMENT: Both body size and body width are measured in points. The typeface may not be the same size as its body. If an 8pt face is cast on a 10pt body, this will have the effect of giving extra leading between the lines: this would be called ‘8 on 10 point’ or 8/10.



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