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

Peter Flynn (pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie)
12 Aug 1997 21:03:11 +0100


Date: 12 Aug 1997 21:03:11 +0100
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>
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To: davidp@earthlink.net
Cc: devnull@gnu.ai.mit.edu, www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199708122003.VAA06228@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: "em" should be horizontal, "ex" vertical

   David Perrell writes:

   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.

It certainly would be: Pica and Elite are measures of font size, not
baseline spacing.

///Peter