[TUHS] Reconstructed and newly set UNIX Manual
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sat Oct 27 23:56:26 AEST 2018
On 2018-10-27 10:07 a.m., Milo Velimirovic wrote:
>> 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.
> 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.
Wikipedia lists historical definitions, but the only definitions I've
used myself are TeX's and PostScript's.
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