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I have been reading with pleasure the discussions here on this board for some time and decided to jump into the fray even though I'm just a hobbyist in this field.
I was wondering what measuring system designers and typographers now use. Do people still use the traditional British and American mesaure (point = 0.3515 mm) or the PostScript (Adobe) point (= 0.3528 mm, precisely 1/72 inch)? What is the "default" measure now when you talk about points and picas without specifying what system is used?
It is all rather confusing and f.ex. Bringhurst, in The elements of typographic style, doesn't mention which measure he uses in his text (although it seems to be that he uses the old one).