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point size

the size of printed letters

COMMENT: In the UK and the USA, point sizes are based on the pica system; one point equals 0.3515mm (or 0.01384 inch); 12 points being one sixth of an inch, or 4.21mm or one pica em. In Europe, point size is based on the didot point: one point equals 0.3759mm (or 0.0148 inch), and 12 points are one cicero.



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