Unit Conversions

Nickzom Calculator Converts Units of Typography

Last Updated on February 11, 2024

Typography involves various units, from points to picas and beyond, essential in design and publishing. Students and professionals often encounter the need to convert between these units of Typography swiftly, meaning a calculator tailored for typography units streamlines this process. Hence, this ensures accurate conversions and expedies workflow efficiency in design and publishing endeavors.

According to Wikipedia, Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legiblereadable, and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefacespoint sizesline lengths, line-spacing (leading), and letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning).

The term typography also encompasses the style, arrangement, and appearance of the letters, numbers, and symbols created by the process. Type design is a closely related craft, sometimes considered part of typography; most typographers do not design typefaces, and some type designers do not consider themselves typographers. Typography also may be used as a decorative device, unrelated to communication of information.

How to Convert Units of Typography with Nickzom Calculator

There are various units of typography. Nickzom Calculator converts the following units.

  • Twip
  • Centimeters
  • Millimeters
  • Character (X)
  • Character (Y)
  • Pixel (X)
  • Pixel (Y)
  • Inch
  • Pica (Computer)
  • Pica (Printer’s)
  • PostScript Point
  • Point (Computer)
  • Point (Printer’s)
  • En

As always the first thing to do is? Proceed to the Calculator Map. Scroll down to Switches and Click on Typography Switches.

For the purpose of this post, I would show you how Nickzom Calculator converts 120 Twip to PostScript Point. On clicking on Typography Switches, the unit conversion interface is displayed.

A display of all the units of typography

Nickzom Calculator Converts Units of Typography

Enter the appropriate values; 120 as the unit value, Twip as the typography unit (from) and PostScript Point as the typography unit (to)

Now, click on Calculate

Nickzom Calculator Converts Units of Typography

As always, the result is carefully shown to you.

You can access Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia via any of these channels:

Web – https://www.nickzom.org/calculator-plus

Android (Paid) – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nickzom.nickzomcalculator

Apple (Paid) – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nickzom-calculator/id1331162702?mt=8

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