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

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Mon May 11 15:59:12 CEST 2009

Dan Luecking schrieb:
> At 01:20 AM 5/8/2009, you wrote:
>>>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.


Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

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