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  Introduction to Quartz 2D for QuickDraw Programmers
Subject:   Size issues
Date:   2004-09-29 12:59:24
From:   maartensneep1
You write:
"A traditional typographic point is slightly more than 1/72 of an inch, but in the imaging model shared by Quartz 2D and PDF, a point is defined to be exactly 1/72 of an inch."


Actually the traditional typographic point is slightly less, 1/72.27 of an inch, at least according to the TeXBook, which has the point, and the big-point (1/72 of an inch). This small difference is the cause of much confusion in the TeX world (keep in mind that TeX is older than postscript).


Maarten


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