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[Bug 168164] Re: font sizes specified in pixels instead of points


If I use pixels as default unit and dimensions in pixels why can't the
font size be in pixels too? Why is there not an option to choose the
font unit? Initially I thought I had the font in pixels which in needed
for my webdesign template but when I checked the source code using the
XML editor I realized it was in points and was just converted. Later on
I found this thread and realized that after a long debate the font unit
was made in pt. Why can't we choose to make both print people and web
people like me happy? An option in the document setting perhaps would
work. This way all can be displayed in pixels when need be, not just the
document size or units, but also the text. And if print people want pt
they could have that too.

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  font sizes specified in pixels instead of points

Status in Inkscape:
  Fix Released
Status in inkscape package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  I've been using Inkscape for work as my only vector editor for the past
  year or so, and while it's extremely capable, there is one coding choice
  which I find completely bewildering: Why is font size specified in pixels
  instead of points? This seems to be used in both listboxes and the actual
  raw SVG. For the longest time I could not figure out why my text always
  looked so small. I don't think pixels are a useful measurement for text, as
  points are the de facto standard.

  Using inkscape 0.44.1 autopackage.org build on Ubuntu Linux 6.06.

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