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Specialty Font With Extra Kerning Above and Below The Letters

Is there any specialty font that has INTENTIONALLY extra kerning above an below each letter?  So that, if it was applied to a long list it would create a TYPE of extra line height by default.  To provide an indirect resolution to this problem I'm having with Windows Explorer:

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Joe Winograd

8/22/2022 - Mon
Paul MacDonald

"To provide an indirect resolution to this problem I'm having with Windows Explorer"
Call me dense, but I don't see the problem.  Are you suggesting your system font is large enough that the file and folder names are too close to each other vertically?

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oaktrees

Hi Paul,

Ah!  I did a poor job explaining.  You wrote:
Are you suggesting your system font is large enough that the file and folder names are too close to each other vertically?

You are right.

A bit of line height there would be a huge help to reduce the kind of matrix-like presentation there, especially when there's hundreds of lines and I'm trying to locate one.  The line height would really help.



Sincerely,

OT
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oaktrees

Hi Joe & Paul,

Thanks for the kind words.  Its indeed a bummer, but I know I can handle it.  Feel grateful for the good care I've gotten, and the kind help from all you all! :)))

Thanks for Andrew's link, Joe.  And for the insight to kerning v. leading!!  That's COOL to know!

I'm at 100% now.  You're right - I've changed the font size there with this clever tool: https://www.wintools.info/index.php/advanced-system-font-changer - and was able to change the Explorer font style itself, too!

And, right again, seems the bigger font that I need may be taking up whatever default leading space there may be.

I've found a few build-your-own-fonts-for-free sites and I'm thinking to try to make my own with the extra leading based on Bell Gothic, but...it seems to be a time sink.

Paul, thank you for the link to APHont!

Sincerely,

OT 
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Joe Winograd

You're very welcome, OT, and thanks back at you for the detailed reply...that describes things very well and certainly explains what's happening on your system.

That Advanced System Font Changer does look like a clever tool...provides an easy-to-use GUI that replaces your having to modify the registry (which, no doubt, is what it does under the covers).

Building your own font is an interesting idea, but, as you rightly point out, is likely to take a lot of effort/time.

Speaking of fonts, here's a site that I've used for a long time:
https://www.dafont.com

They have many free fonts there...all the ones that I've used work very well.

Take care and stay safe, Joe
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oaktrees

Thanks!!! :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))!!!
Joe Winograd

Pleasure!
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