didot point[′dē·dō ‚pȯint]
In Europe, a printer's unit of type measurement equal to 0.0148 inch (0.376 millimeter).
Didot point(unit, text)
A variant of the point, equal to 0.3759 mm, or 1/72 of a French Royal inch (27.07 mm), or about 1/68 inch. Didot points are used in Europe. This unit is named after the French printer Fran?ois Ambroise Didot (1730 - 1804) who defined the "point-based" typographical measurement system.