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    Re: Manufacture new Bygraves?
    From: Thomas Kleemann
    Date: 2009 Jul 10, 00:50 +0200

    Yes, you did understand me correctly.
    Don't use a font too small, you might need to read it under
    imperfect lighting conditions.
    What I aim for is an useable model.
    I don't need a historically correct copy.
    Therefore I would opt for the direct reading with a transparent cosine
    scale, because there are no alignment problems with a cursor or pointer.
    And the whole thing then consists of two parts only.
    Hanno Ix schrieb:
    > Thomas:
    > If I understand your little graph right:
    > you need actually 3.5mm for the top scale and a gap of another 3.5mm as
    > a place holder for the bottom scale which makes a sum of 7mm. Only with
    > this gap you can avoid the scales to be above each other and therfore
    > confusing.
    > According to my measurement, The New York Times uses 3.64mm pitch for
    > text on its front page of July 8. Letter size is 2.45mm (Times
    > Roman). This seems equivalent to 9 pt on my printer.
    > I made also a print sample with 8 pt. As it turns out this is still
    > nicely readable.
    > So, then, did I indeed understand you correctly?
    > Regards
    > Hanno
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