Re: Metric Typography Units

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Fri Jan 15 1999 - 20:20:48 EST

More to the point is the observation that Markus confused the distance
between lines and the point size of his fonts.

The former is the important one, and the one that affects whether things
can fit on a mm grid. Most sophisticated pieces of layout software (which
are the ones that let you specify the point size and line height
independently) support metric measurements for line height.

Many users just don't care for accuray in the 1% or less. Once text leaves
the original printer and gets reproduced (via copying) scale factors of 1
or 2% are common, and few people are bothered by it.


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