Subject: Re: [office] Adding support for "em" measurements
David, Should have checked my email archives *before* hitting the send button. The concern is not with "em" but with "pt." As reported by my friend Martin Bryan from the UK: >Also I'm a printer, so the term pt raises a rag to a bull. Do you mean >1/72nd of an inch used in modern copires, the Anglo/American point used in >printing in the US and UK or the European Diderot point? > Still waiting for someone to develop topic map software to manage email archives! Hope you are having a great day! Patrick David A. Wheeler wrote: >Patrick: > > >>I don't have the details at my finger tips but I recall that there are >>multiple definitions of "em" in typography. >> >>If we specify one, shouldn't we allow for choices of the others? >> >>I can run down the details a bit later this week. >> >> > >Please do. We should try to make sure we cover the major standards, at least, and if there's an interpretation used by any widely-used office suite. > >Marbux had a few pointers. Here's what CSS says: >http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/PR-xsl11-20061006/#d0e5490 >"The em-based relative units of measurement are defined in the Unicode >standard, <http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2000.pdf>;, pg. 167." > >--- David A. Wheeler > > > > > -- Patrick Durusau Patrick@Durusau.net Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005 Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work!