[thelist] Points [was re: Print Page Dimensions, virtual A4 anyone?]

Paul Cowan evolt at funkwit.com
Tue Nov 25 11:42:59 CST 2003

John C Bullas wrote:
> Pink human ink-stained-fingers printers talk in points per inch:
> A point is 1/72 of an inch! = 72 points to the inch... end of story.....

If a pink human ink-stained-fingers printer (like me dear old dad) is
talking about it, a point is actually about 1/72.27 of an inch ~= 72.27
points to the inch... so maybe that's NOT the end of story!

Technically, a point is 1/864th of 35cm, which isn't the same as 1/72
of an inch (though it's close to it)



Paul "Captain Pedantic" Cowan

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