Re: "em" should be horizontal, "ex" vertical

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Mon, 11 Aug 1997 10:10:02 -0700


Message-Id: <199708111712.KAA17117@norway.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: "Peter Flynn" <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 10:10:02 -0700
Subject: Re: "em" should be horizontal, "ex" vertical

Peter Flynn wrote:
> Not silly. It _was_ once the width of an M, at some time in the past
> when an M was assumed to be as wide as it was high.

And a mite bit farther back in time, folks once removed a shoe to
measure a foot, which, for obvious reasons, was primarily a horizontal
measure.

David Perrell