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RE: ex as a unit

From: Stephen Deach <sdeach@Adobe.COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 06:45:10 -0700
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>From: "Pawson, David" <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
>To: "'Stephen Deach'" <sdeach>
>Subject: RE: ex as a unit
>Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 07:40:20 +0100
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>My lack of knowledge of the print industry is showing :-)
>It probably would, just that our printers  have always
>talked of vertical spacing as being in ex units.
>I need to set space-before, after, font sizes etc
>all relative to the base unit, so I guess em is 
>as relative as I'm going to get!
>Thanks for your time Stephen.
>Regards, DaveP
>>Why wouldn't EM units work for this?
>>At 08:52 2000-04-17 +0100, Pawson, David wrote:
>>>Thanks for the detailed response. Logic accepted.
>>>Simple use-case need then.
>>>to present customer driven clear/large print, I only specify
>>>one base-font size in the XSLT stylesheet. All other sizes
>>>are derived from this by factoring up or down.
>>>This permits automated provision of documents to user
>>>specification ( I want 18 point please) dependant on 
>>>their visual acuity at the time.
>>>I *had* been using a multiplier with ex unit to do this.
>>>Suggestions for a solution to my dilema?

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