[Gllug] font annoyance of the day

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Thu May 17 15:09:21 UTC 2007

On 17 May 2007, Peter Childs spake thusly:
> Hmm welcome to the world of fonts. (All fonts 12 point fonts are equal but
> some 12 point fonts are more equal than others)
> but see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_(typography)  for more details.
> Basically sans serif 12 point is different from times 12 point and sanserif
> in Openoffice 1 is different from sans serif in openoffice 2 which is
> currently annoying me!

Basically there's about a dozen different units of measure all called a
`point', and different fonts were designed when different variants were
current... feel the joy.

(And let's not even *talk* about the raving insanity which is TeX font

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