Pica

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A unit of measurement equal to one-sixth of an inch. There are 12 points to a pica. A typographic measurement that has survived the digital revolution. 12 points = 1 pica; 6 picas = 1 inch; 72 points = 1 inch.
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Pica

A unit of measurement traditionally equal to about 1/6 inch. (In some modern typesetting systems, a pica is treated as exactly 1/6 inch.) There are 12 points to a pica.

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Pica

A printing unit of measure, approximately 0.166 in. A pica has 12 points.

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Pica

A typographic unit of measure corresponding to 1/72nd of its respective foot, and therefore to 1/6th of an inch. The pica contains 12 points. The standard in contemporary printing (home computers and printers) is the computer pica (1/72nd of the Anglo-Saxon compromise foot of 1959, i.e. 4.233mm or 0.166in). At 100% zoom one computer pica corresponds to 12 image pixels on a computer monitor display, thus one computer point corresponds with one image pixel.

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Pica

A unit of length defined (in the US at least) to be 35/83cm (or approximately 1/6th of an inch). This was used for measuring the length of lines of text (as 30 picas and 4 points long ), but not for measuring font heights.In Renaissance typography, before there were points, sizes of type had names, and pica was used in this context. As: Great Canon , Double Pica , Great Primer , English , Pica , Primer , Small Pica , Brevier , Nonpareil and Pearl (each name representing a progressively smaller size of type). and See Caslon s type specimen sheet on Wikipedia.

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Pica

A unit of measurement equal to one-sixth of an inch. There are 12 points to a pica.

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Pica point

The Anglo-American point. With 72.27 points per inch ( 2.85pt /mm ).

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Pica

A unit of measure that is approximately 1/6th of an inch. A pica is equal to 12 points. The traditional British and American pica is 0.166 inches. In PostScript printers, a pica is exactly 1/6th of an inch.

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