# Inside the fonts: Fit’s amazing stacking possibilities

The inner shapes of the letters consist of thin lines that are exactly as wide as the spacing between the letters, and remain identical throughout the complete range of the widths of Fit.

**Fit**with straight lines on all sides so that its compact shapes would be eminently stackable. He made the letterspacing—the horizontal spacing between the letters—identical to the fine lines that form the inside shapes. The vertical spacing, however, is defined by the user. The trick to achieving beautiful stacking lies in determining which value to use for the linespacing. There are two ways to do this. One is to have the distance between the lines of text exactly match the width of the lines inside and between the letters. But Ross suggests another solution: he prefers to make the linespacing closer to the wordspace.

The height of Fit’s letters is 75% of the point size.

One way to stack Fit is to add the exact same amount of space between lines of text as there is between and inside the letters.

*inside*the characters to achieve that striking typographic maze effect. Throughout all widths of Fit, these lines are 1.6% of the point size. That means you need to specify the linespacing as 76.6% of the point size—so for example, 72 × 0.766 = 55,152-point linespacing for 72-point type.

Another option is to have the distance between lines of Fit be equal to the distance between the words.

The middle column shows the wordspace relative to the point size. Multiply the point size by the value in the column to the right to achieve linespacing that is equal to the wordspace. (Table set in DJR’s Input Mono.)

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