[metapost] description of glyph operator for MetaPost v1.200

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Sat May 9 01:49:00 CEST 2009

At 01:20 AM 5/8/2009, you wrote:
>Hi Dan,
>Dan Luecking wrote:
>>Also, this line
>>   "Finally, the picture is scaled such that one point equals
>>    one font design unit."
>>Is it correct that font units are (usually) 1/1000*design_size? I.e.,
>>a 10 point glyph will become 1000 points high if not scaled?

Not everyone knows what one "font design unit" is.
This should be explained.

>>Also,  I assume these "point"s are bp rather than pt?
>Yes, as is always the case in metapost.

Well, some of us grew up on 72.27 "points" to the inch. It doesn't
hurt to make sure.


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descartes

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