Re: Pitch vs. Point

Subject: Re: Pitch vs. Point
From: Beth Friedman <bjf -at- wavefront -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 20:54:56 -0600

In our previous episode at 07:26 PM 2/19/03, jmacdougall -at- sbcglobal -dot- net wrote:


I'm working on a proposal that has a pitch size requirement for fonts rather
than point size. Can someone help me sort this out?

Assuming a monospaced font:

12-pitch = 10-point
10-point = 12-pitch

(For all intents and purposes, anyway.)

Anything else using pitch is nonstandard, but "pitch" refers to the number of letters in one inch -- which is why it only works for monospaced fonts.

Beth Friedman / bjf -at- wavefront -dot- com
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