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Re: the *precise* definition of 1em

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 1997 17:22:19 -0700
Message-Id: <199707200022.RAA03050@sweden.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Joel N. Weber II" <devnull@gnu.ai.mit.edu>, "Hakon Lie" <howcome@w3.org>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Hakon Lie wrote:
> Whenever 'numbers' contain the glyph you are looking for, it should
> used. Othewise 'someotherfont' should be used. This way, you may end
> up using both fonts in the same element. This raises an issue: which
> of the values should be inherited? [1] specifies that it is the
> approximated value that should be inherited, but does not specify
> happens when there are more than one approximated value. Suggestions?

Average the 'approximated' values: (10 + 12)/2 = 11pt.

David Perrell
Received on Saturday, 19 July 1997 20:23:00 UTC

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