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Ciceros, picas, didots; takes all types.

by RaisedByWolves on October 26, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


Typographic units are the units of measurement used in typography or typesetting. The traditional units are different from common metric units, as they were established earlier. Even though these units are all very small, across a line of print they add up quickly. Confusions such as resetting text originally in type of one unit in type of another will result in words moving from one line to the next, resulting in all sorts of typesetting errors (viz. rivers of white, widows and orphans, disrupted tables, and misplaced captions).
One of my early careers, linotype repair.

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