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Or is it actually that font size doesn’t really mean a lot regarding the real size of individual characters Yes. That's the reason. This is how fonts looked originally: The type size referred the height of the block of metal the glyph was placed on--not the size of the letter itself. All fonts at 72 point were cast in blocks of metal 72 points ...


The short answer could be: because a pixel isn't a unit of measure and depends of the screen size where you display your design. The not so short answer should start asking you What do you understand a pixel is? As I mentioned before, a pixel isn't a concrete length magnitude. The second detail you have to understand is how is build a type. Nowadays a ...

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