[Scribus] ISO page sizes

Craig Bradney cbradney
Fri Feb 4 14:31:37 CET 2005

On Friday 04 February 2005 14:26, David Christian Berg wrote:
> > No, the page sizes should be correct to the spec, for sure. However, a mm
> > and a pt dont relate well.
> > 1 postscript pt = 1/72 in, = 0.352777777 mm
> > 1 TeX pt = 1/72.27in, = 0.3514589035mm
> Hmm,a TeX pt, strange... however, this is not as easy as I thought
> > and then theres the other, older versions.
> >
> > What dont you think shouldnt be what way? I would hope that you dont mean
> > all our measurements be done in MM? (Even tho I'm a metric kinda guy
> > myself, I do realise pts are where its at in printing)
> Actually I did. I mean maybe you're right on pts being the standard so
> far, but there's no point for this really. The metric system is a lot
> better. Actually the only thing I don't use it for so far is font
> sizes... I'm just used to pts there, but e.g. stroke widths I like in mm
> a lot more.
> So even though most proprietary DTPs will stick to Inches, for two more
> years or more, I think open software should move to the metric system.
> I'm sure, most designers wouldn't mind, actually all non US designers
> will like it.

Yes but most professionals DTP people I've met actually THINK and WORK in pts.

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