[scribus] Scripter pica measure bug?
williambader at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 4 00:20:07 UTC 2014
> Table 2: Printers units
> Name (abbreviation) Value
> point (pt)
> pica (pc) 1pc = 12pt
> inch (in) 1in = 72.27pt
> centimetre (cm) 2.54cm = 1in
> millimetre (mm) 10mm = 1cm
> big point (bp) 72bp = 72.27pt
> didot point (dd) 1157dd = 1238pt
> cicero (cc) 1cc = 12dd
> According this table there are 12 points in 1 pica.
> If I should be nitpicking what scribus names as 'point (pt)'
> in the above table is denoted as 'big point (bp)'.
I think that a pica is usually taken as 1/6 of an inch now (although before postscript became popular, some print shops used 12 of the points that are 72.27/inch). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pica_(typography)
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