Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 08:04:17 -0400 Message-Id: <199708121204.IAA31608@ethanol.gnu.ai.mit.edu> From: "Joel N. Weber II" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org CC: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org In-reply-to: <199708120529.WAA08087@germany.it.earthlink.net> Subject: Re: "em" should be horizontal, "ex" vertical Vaguely related trivia: Anyone who's used a typewriter more than occasionally knows there are two basic types: pica and elite. Pica is 10 characters per horizontal inch and 6 lines per vertical inch, Elite is 12 characters per horizontal inch and seven lines per vertical inch. (There's also a 15 character per inch typewriter; can't remember what it's called.) The Apple Imagewrite II manual I have lists escape sequences for selecting various sizes; 9 cpi is called extended, 13.4 cpi is called semicondensed; 15 cpi is condensed, and 17 cpi is ultracondensed. this printer can be set to either 6 lines per in or 8 lines per inch; no names are given for the line spacing.