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

David Perrell (
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 08:49:29 -0700

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From: "David Perrell" <>
To: "Joel N. Weber II" <>
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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 08:49:29 -0700
Subject: Re: "em" should be horizontal, "ex" vertical

Joel N. Weber II wrote:
> [I wrote:]
>    inch and 6 lines per vertical inch, Elite is 12 characters per
>    horizontal inch and seven lines per vertical inch. (There's also a
>    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.

Oops. The Imagewriter's lack of 7 lines/inch prompted me to
double-check. Elite is six lines per vertical inch on my typewriter and
daisywheel, not seven. I.e. the line spacing is the same for Pica and
Elite. Sorry 'bout that.

David Perrell