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Re: size limit for picture?

From: Valeriy E. Ushakov
Subject: Re: size limit for picture?
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 04:14:13 +0300
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On Thu, Mar 13, 2003 at 17:38:08 -0700, Joe Beach wrote:

> > I think this limit is mentioned in the Lout docs somewhere.  Lout uses
> > 1/20 of a point as its internal unit and uses signed shorts, so
> > 
> >     $ bc -l
> >     (2^15 / 20) * (2.54 / 72)
> >     57.79911111111111109836
> Hmmm, that's too bad, I was hoping to use it to make a big poster. I
> tried some more using a doc setup with a large page size, and had the
> same problem. That makes sense, given your explanation. 
> Perhaps later releases of lout could use long integers to accomodate
> larger page sizes? Perhaps someday I'll learn to program in C so I could
> just look and know...

You can make it as big as Lout lets you and then use postscript means
to scale it up more.  Given the 0.05pt base unit, you can scale it up
x20 and still be at a 1pt precision.  I think that should be enough
for a poster.

SY, Uwe
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