[NTG-context] Screen document design

Ian Lawrence physics.rooted at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 09:29:05 CET 2011


So many things I am only vaguely aware of....!

But I think that pixels are
a) undocumented
b) work....

And I'm pretty sure i'll put both (ignorant) feet in it in trying to add
something to the Wiki...

Greetings from the grey England..
Ian


On 24 February 2011 13:32, Henning Hraban Ramm <hraban at fiee.net> wrote:

>
> Am 2011-02-24 um 11:34 schrieb Marco:
>
>
>  On 2011-02-24 Ian Lawrence <physics.rooted at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>  Thanks for taking the trouble for what was really simple, but seems
>>> undocumented (?)
>>>
>>
>> Some other units:
>>  mm  Millimetres
>>  cm  Centimetres
>>  in  Inches
>>  em  em width, depends on the font
>>  ex  ex height, depends on the font
>>  pc  Picas (1pc = 12pt)
>>  pt  Points (1in = 72.27pt)
>>
>
>
> There’s also bp (big points). We have the difference between TeX points
> (pt) and PostScript points (bp) in ConTeXt like in every other TeX:
> 1 pt = 1/72,27 in = 0,3515 mm (traditional American printer’s point)
> 1 bp = 1/72 in = 0,3528 mm (after the Anglo-Saxon compromise inch of 1959 =
> 25.4 mm)
> (1 "Didot" point, traditionally used in Europe, was 0,376 mm)
>
> See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_(typography)
>
> Greetlings from Lake Constance!
> Hraban
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