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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 02:41:02 -0500
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To: www-style@w3.org
On 2010/01/11 05:38 (GMT) Alex Mogilevsky composed:

> In IE definition of units, 1pt is exactly 1/72 of an inch, as well as 1mm
> is 1/254 of an inch.

A crucial point is that an IE inch has traditionally been a logical inch,
which only randomly and not particularly often has coincided with a physical
inch. The fact that in this logical measurement environment the logical 12pt
IE default would typically display in the vicinity of 16pt physically is
where the web designers' mantra "the defaults are too big" originated.

"Where does 96 DPI come from in Windows?":
http://blogs.msdn.com/fontblog/archive/2005/11/08/490490.aspx
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