Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Word of the day

I swear I am not bored today. Just randomly running across stuff too cool to keep to myself. This may be getting weak, but I liked it, especially as I actually am semi-knowledgeable about typography. And sort of a nerd for all sorts of stuff like this. I have a whole book on units of measure, and still didn't recognize this.


This definition from wikipedia seems good. Short version: It's a 20th of a point. So, very small. I ran across it deep in my S60, which is noted even in the wikipedia definition. I wonder why they use it? My only thought is they didn't want to have fractional sizes, so someone years ago broke open /his/ dictionary of measures and picked some arbitrarily small unit. But I like it.

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