fixed point vs fixed decimal

Robin Becker robin at
Tue Jan 7 09:48:05 CET 2003

In article <v1k1tts6o9ta1e at>, John Roth
<johnroth at> writes
>I don't think I've ever seen **conceptual** fixed point binary.
>fixed point binary, yes, but then it was conceptually decimal.
>John Roth
..... I believe Adobe's internal representation is a binary fixed point
scheme. I think it is based on a 32bit int with 16 bits as the fraction.

I believe that the FreeType font package also uses the same
Robin Becker

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