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# bilingual type causes unwanted line spacing how to get around it?

asked 2018-06-15 11:11:37 +0200

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i am typing Persian-English article, however whenever i am writing English together with Persian or citing a reference using [] and a number, line spacing changes and i don't know how to get around it, please look at the pic below to have a sense of what's going on:

do you know of any work around? thank you

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I'd guess that the Persian and English use different fonts, which might have different metrics... can you test with a font that has both character sets; or possibly just set the font for Western languages to the same used for Persian (if the characters are there)? (This is just a blind guess; no actual expertise in CTL, so might be totally irrelevant.)

( 2018-06-15 11:21:19 +0200 )edit

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This is caused by the "height" and line-spacing of the two fonts being of different values.

You need to set the Line Spacing of your paragraphs to a Fixed value:

It is up to you how you do this. I think you have two choices: (1) this is most easily done by doing CTRL-A to select ALL the text, and then do Format > Paragraph... to set the value (easy, but has limitations), OR (2) change the style-definition for these paragraphs via Styles > Manage Styles, then edit the values of the relevant paragraph definitions (a little more work, but more "secure").

Applying a FIXED line-spacing for your paragraphs by either one of those methods will get you consistent line spacing with mixed font-heights.

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This should be easier and more robust than my suggestion :-)

( 2018-06-15 12:02:16 +0200 )edit

thank you Mike and David, either of your solutions works

( 2018-06-15 13:08:57 +0200 )edit

thank you mike and david, either of your solutions works, this is the screenshot after editing default style and setting linespacing to fixed

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