[cairo] Re: Cairo font size should be in units

Paul Sladen xr at paul.sladen.org
Thu Sep 30 03:00:21 PDT 2004

On Wed, 29 Sep 2004, Carl Worth wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 16:15:27 -0400, "graydon hoare" wrote:
> > On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 11:11:30 -0700, Bill Spitzak <spitzak at d2.com> wrote:
> >   - the line spacing is only one metric of a font.
> a quick scan of various systems suggests to me that when a font is
> describe with a single size, the metric being referred to is what is
> known as the "point size" which is the default inter-line spacing,

Yes, there are actually standards which would be good practice to follow.  A
good overview (with links) is Markus Kuhn's page:


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