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In am trying to increase the line spacing in Eclipse, but to my surprise Eclipse does not have a build-in feature to increase line spacing, instead one has to edit the font to increase line spacing.

My Question is how to increase line spacing in eclipse by editing the font in Windows-7

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possible duplicate of Free Font Editor for Windows – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jun 30 '12 at 18:25
Is your goal (of this question) to edit a font, or increase the line spacing in Eclipse? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jun 30 '12 at 20:38
@techie007 The goal is to increase line spacing in Eclipse at the same time I have spend few hours searching of this and found the way to do it is to edit the font. – Gaurav Agarwal Jun 30 '12 at 20:42
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The thread How can I change line height / line spacing in Eclipse? deals with this problem. The thread contains various semi-solutions, among which the best one might be to use the font DejaVu Sans Mono.

The thread Recommended Fonts for Programming? contains more font recommendations.

In general, I don't believe you can change the line-height in Eclipse, so the most you can do is change the font it uses.

If you cannot find a font you like, the next step is to modify an existing font or make your own (maybe starting from a template). The approaches you can take are :

  1. Use a font editor. A quick google got me FontForge (free) and FontCreator (commercial and costly, trial available). Type light is a fully functional, freeware OpenType font editor.
  2. Make your own font, using for example a website such as FontStruct (free), YourFonts (seems free) or Fontifier (9$).
  3. Change the way Windows displays the screen (more info here)
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A very good blog about programming font by Jeff Atwood Have you tried the solution in the link How can I change line height / line spacing in Eclipse? before suggesting the solution? – Gaurav Agarwal Jul 3 '12 at 19:51
I added more info on what I think is possible to do. – harrymc Jul 3 '12 at 21:37

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