Meaning of DIDOT POINT in English


< unit , text > A variant of the point , equal to 0.3759 mm, or 1/72 of a French Royal inch (27.07 mm), or about 1/68 inch. Didot points are used in Europe. This unit is named after the French printer Franois Ambroise Didot (1730 - 1804) who defined the "point-based" typographical measurement system.


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