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1/72 point ratio for "Optima" font?

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Apr 13, 2015 Apr 13, 2015

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I purchased an Adobe font Family "Optima."  It is my understanding that the standard ratio that font fall under is 72pts = 1 inch.  But when I lay out my signage, that isn't true.... I get 103.66pt = 1 inch (optima).    Am I missing something here?  Can someone explain this to me???  Please....

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Apr 13, 2015 Apr 13, 2015

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Exactly what are you measuring?

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- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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Apr 14, 2015 Apr 14, 2015

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I am using the capital “H” as my measurement…. In Illustrator, I set my guides to one inch. Then I place the capital letter H (optima) into the area and the increase its size until I reach one inch. Which the point sizes at that time is approx.. 103pts.

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Apr 15, 2015 Apr 15, 2015

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The size of a typeface is not measured with a capital letter. It is the difference between the higher point of a lowercase ascender (i.e l, b, d…) and the lowest point of a descender (j, g, q…) that indicates the size.

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Thank you : )

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