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Re: [Groff] fractional point sizes with -ms

From: Jon Snader
Subject: Re: [Groff] fractional point sizes with -ms
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 08:24:32 -0500
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On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 10:48:59PM +0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> > Sounds OK to me.  The only other way I see is to add a register
> > to condition the division on:
> > 
> >     .ie \n[FRAC-PS] > 0 \
> >     .    ps (\n[PS]z / 100u)
> >     .el \
> >     .    ps \n[PS]
> > 
> > but your method is more transparent and certainly no more
> > objectionable than the above.
> I think my suggestion has the advantage that you still can say
>   .nr PS 10
> which probably most -ms users are accustomed to.

Yup, that's what I meant by more transparent--I agree with your

> Has anyone ever seriously used a point size < 3pt or > 300pt?  The
> stress is on `seriously'.  I think this value is quite a useful
> threshold for interpreting values as fractional point sizes.

Not me (used point sizes in those ranges).  It's hard to imagine
any real use for point sizes in those ranges, but perhaps I just
have insufficient imagination.  Unless someone strongly objects
or can cite a reasonable application, I think your threshold of
300 is fine.


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