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Twip[edit]

"A twip (which stands for Twentieth of a Point) is a typographical measurement. It is also used as the default measurement in Visual Basic where 15 twips is equal to 1 pixel. A twip is 1/1440 of an inch when derived from the PostScript point at 72 to the inch, as opposed to the printer's point at 72.27 to the inch."

The above needs clarification. One could conclude that a pixel is 15/1440 of an inch - which is not correct. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 211.29.233.112 (talk)

not 17.639µm but 1.7639µm[edit]

Surely 567 * 0.0017639 = 1 cm?

"Twip" was also an imaginary brand used in fake commercials on early TV Land. What do you think about an article about that kind of Twip? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Chabba77 (talkcontribs) 02:34, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

The article is right: 567 twips * 17.639 µm/twip equals (approximately) 1 cm.
Alinhan (talk) 13:52, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Other meanings[edit]

Wikipedia articles are about "one meaning" at a time. I removed the following:

  • Used as a term on the NPR radio show, Says You!, as it was aired on 16 December, 2005.
  • Take What Insurance Pays - a surgeon's agreement to accept a lower payment than he ordinarily would for a procedure and not charge the patient the difference.
  • Terminal Weather Information for Pilots
  • An imaginary product advertised for sale on TV Land [1]

Someone might want to start Twip (disambiguation) with this material, but most of it seems to be of questionable notability. —johndburger 02:39, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Doesn't make sense.[edit]

"15 twips are equal to one pixel. One centimetre is equal to 566.928 twips." Are twips dependent on pixels or centimetres? It can't be both, because screen resolutions, and therefore pixels per centimetre, differ. The quote above would imply that every computer screen has a resolution of 37.7952 pixels per centimetre... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 123.243.99.2 (talk) 06:34, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, to be precise, the formal definition is not 1440 twips = 1 inch, it's 1440 twips = 1 logical inch. In other words, some assumptions about pixel size are made on some media, although on other, such as when printing, it's pretty accurate. 88.131.91.2 (talk) 13:09, 20 February 2012 (UTC)