Didot point

didot point

[′dē·dō ‚pȯint]
(graphic arts)
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.
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There are currently four different typographic measurement units: Pica points, Didot points, DTP points (related to inches), and millimeters.
Ninety-two documents used DTP-points, 80 documents used pica points, and 78 used Didot points.