[TUHS] Reconstructed and newly set UNIX Manual

Milo Velimirovic milov at cs.uwlax.edu
Sat Oct 27 23:07:30 AEST 2018

> On Oct 27, 2018, at 7:28 AM, Angelo Papenhoff <aap at papnet.eu> wrote:
> On 27/10/18, Doug McIlroy wrote:
>>> Now it could be that v7 troff is perfectly capable of generating the
>>> manual just like older troff would have.
>> On taking over editorship for v7, I added some macros to the -man
>> package. I don't specifically recall making any incompatible
>> changes. If there were any, they'd most likely show up in
>> the title and synopsis and should be fixable by a minor tweak
>> to -man. I'm quite confident that there would be no problems
>> with troff proper.
> I didn't mean the macros. They are not problematic at all.
> It's the idea how much a point is compared to an inch that has
> changed over time i think.
> aap

From my experience in the world of prepress 723pts == 10in.

Then Adobe unleashed PostScript on us and redefined the point
so that 72pt == 1in.

I’m unaware of any other definitions of a point.


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