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@Alan and you should've noticed those articles you gave above even use wording such as "basic leading" and "additive leading" which makes thing even more confusing.
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@Alan Speaking of Adobe, check this out:adobe.com/type/topics/glossary.html and search leading in page. You'll see how amusing this leading thing is.
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@Patrick The distance between baselines is now 12 pt, right? What's the value of leading then? 12 pt(according the definition)? Or 2 pt(extra line spacing, but it contradicts the definition)?
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@Alan That's where the confusion comes from: distance between baseline of line 1 and baseline of line 2 is(or is equal to) the height taken by line 2, isn't it? But in many other places(or maybe nearly all real life use cases), leading is used as the extra lining space which is added to ascender and descender to form the whole line height. Forgive me and correct me if I get it wrong - my mind is just boggled down.
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But how do you read "the distance between the baselines of successive lines"?
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