TypographicUnit

Get Version

0.1.1

What

TypographicUnit is a library for converting between typographic units according to TeX. This library can handle the following units:

Installing

sudo gem install typographicunit

The basics

require "typographic-unit"

1.cm          # => #<1cm>
1.cm - 1.mm   # => #<0.9cm>
1.cm == 10.mm # => true

1.in >> :cm          # => #<2.54cm>
2.54.cm >> :in       # => #<1.0in>
1.in - 1.cm          # => #<0.606299212598425in>
(1.in - 1.cm) >> :cm # => #<1.54cm>

Demonstration of usage

Convert

1.pt >> :mm     # => #<0.351459803514598mm>
7227.pt >> :cm  # => #<254.0cm>
1.in >> :bp     # => #<72.0bp>
1.pt >> :sp     # => #<65536.0sp>
1157.pt >> :pt  # => #<1238.0pt>
1.cc >> :dd     # => #<12.0dd>
10.q >> :mm     # => #<2.5mm>
1.jis_pt >> :mm # => #<0.3514mm>

Calculate

1.cm + 1.mm # => #<1.1cm>
1.cm + 1.in # => #<3.54cm>
1.pt - 1.bp # => #<-0.00131797426317971mm>
100.ps_pt - 100.jis_pt >> :mm # => #<0.137777777777779mm>
1.cm * 10   # => #<10cm>

Step

list = []
1.cm.step(3.cm, 0.5.cm) do |i|
  list << i
end
list # => [1.cm, 1.5.cm, 2.cm, 2.5.cm, 3.cm]

Forum

http://groups.google.com/group/ruby-typographic-unit

How to submit patches

Read the 8 steps for fixing other people’s code and for section 8b: Submit patch to Google Groups, use the Google Group above.

The trunk repository is svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/typographicunit/trunk for anonymous access.

License

This code is free to use under the terms of the Ruby license.

Contact

Comments are welcome. Send an email to Keita Yamaguchi via the forum

Links

Keita Yamaguchi, 30th December 2007
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