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Re: Face header
Graham . Asher_at_symbian . com
Re: Face header
Thu, 11 May 2000 11:17:40 +0100
Actually, Don Knuth, as usual, did his research carefully and gives the
correct value for a point. But the value you give is wrong. It should be
1/72.27 of an inch (to two places; I think the exact figure is the absurd
72.27000072), *not* 1/72.72 of an inch. I believe, but cannot remember,
because I don't have the TeXBook to hand, that the value was originally
1/72 of an inch, but the size of an inch was redefined to make its value
expressed in centimetres have fewer decimal places.
<address@hidden To: Bertrand Petit
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Subject: Re: Face header
Bertrand Petit writes:
>On Wed, May 10, 2000 at 02:28:58PM -0700, Ingar Shu wrote:
>> Since a point is 1/72 of an inch. Then call
> A point is 1/72.72 of an inch. What you describe is Adobe's
>view of the point.
Historically, the point has taken different values in different times and
places. What you are describing is Don Knuth's view of the point.
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