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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-09 18:24:59

Dave Harris wrote:
> In-Reply-To: <di20dn$2lh$1_at_[hidden]>
> joel_at_[hidden] (Joel de Guzman) wrote (abridged):
>>Seriously, look at it the other way... most docs and layouts that
>>need accurate layouts (e.g CAD drawings) are in metric.
> I don't see this as an argument for metric, but as an argument for not
> imposing any particular unit system on apps.
> That said: currently output resolution is described in "dots per inch" -
> in imperial units. For example, screens are 96dpi or 72dpi, and some
> printers are 300dpi. Applications which naturally use metric have rounding
> issues whatever they do; you can't help them. You can help imperial ones
> by not forcing them to convert to metric as a spurious intermediate step.

Good point. Yes, I agree. Let's not impose any particular unit.


Joel de Guzman

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