Emacs: Line Spacing (Line Height)
To set a default line spacing, put this in your Emacs Init File:
(setq-default line-spacing 0.5)
The value can be a integer or decimal number.
- If integer, it means pixels, added below each line.
- If float, a scaling factor relative to current window's default line height.
- If nil, add no extra spacing.
Note that the spacing height between lines also depends on font. [see Emacs: Set Font in Init File]
Toggle Line Spacing Command
Here's a command that lets you toggle line spacing between 2 values.
This is useful for switching between reading source code and reading novels. [see Emacs: Novel Reading Mode 🚀]
put this in your Emacs Init File:
(defun xah-toggle-line-spacing () "Toggle line spacing between no extra space to extra half line height. URL `http://xahlee.info/emacs/emacs/emacs_toggle_line_spacing.html' Version 2017-06-02" (interactive) (if line-spacing (setq line-spacing nil) (setq line-spacing 0.5)) (redraw-frame (selected-frame)))