[scribus] Picas and Points

F.Harr at softhome.net F.Harr at softhome.net
Mon Jul 28 16:40:47 CEST 2008

No, I can't spell, thank you for your concern.  Also, I must admit that I 
don't know what Australia uses for measurment, so I left you guys out.  My 
appologies. n Finally, I was unaware the the "p" was more or less standard.  
I'm just used to a comma, so I asked for it.  I'm not militant about it.  As 
I said, it's only a minor point. 

Hedley Finger writes: 

> F.Harr:
>>>> Thanks all.  If it's not too late to say, I prefere a comma, rather 
>>>> than a "p", but it's only a minor "point".
>>> Comma is used as a decimal point in some locales and as a 1000 separator 
>>> in
>>> others.
>>> IMO it's a bad choice to give it the pica/point meaning.
>>> /Andreas
> The only place that USES picas and points is the U.S. and Brittain.  Who 
> cares?  France uses Ciceros and Dideros and everywhere ells uses 
> milimeters. Who cares? 
> The 99p99.9 format has a long tradition when layouts and type were marked 
> up on the manuscript or typescript.  Usability tip: use notations that 
> people already understand.  This format is also used in FrameMaker.   Oh, 
> and Australians care 'cos we use commas as thousands separators -- and we 
> don't use Ciceros or Dideros or even Didot (which is what I think you 
> meant).  Can't you spell or are you just too lazy to proofread your posts? 
> Regards,
> Hedley 
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