[NTG-context] what defines the font size?

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Tue Oct 16 09:35:57 CEST 2018


On 10/16/2018 9:07 AM, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 10:59:57PM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
>> On 10/15/2018 10:02 PM, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>>> None. The font decides about its size.
>> actually, the designer ...
> 
>    I quite liked the idea of the font itself deciding on its size, of its
> own free will ;-)
> 
>    To stress the point, there is nothing that can intrinsically define
> the size of a font in the computer age.  It’s partly arbitrary.  It’s
> the same for clothes, actually.  In the UK, my shirt size is a 15½ and
> my hat size is 7⅝.  Go figure.
so given that when picking up a conference t-shirts at bachotex you have 
to get one size smaller than you expect, one can also assume that the 
gyre collection designsize is somewhat oversized

Hans


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