Re: Widths in tables

Craig Hubley (
Wed, 26 Apr 95 15:18:26 EDT

> > I would stay away from calling picas "pi".
> Yes. Use "pica" or "picas" or (better) allow both.
> There is no need for cryptic 2-letter abbreviations. If you are worried about
> all the people typing those extra 2 characters, they can use an abbreviation
> in their word processor, emacs, vi, or program an MS/DOS function key.

Agreed. Unless a standard internationally-accepted unambiguous 1 or 2 letter
abbreviation already exists (e.g. cm, m) and is documented in some other
accredited international standards document, we shouldn't be inventing it here.

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