TeX, PDF and the GPS

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GL
Hello,

I'm always puzzled to see that TeX dimensions are limited to
5 3/4 meters. Is there such a limit in the pdf format ?

It is then impossible to typeset in full scale on the size of
a cinema screen or a theatre curtain

Conversely, it's frightening how precise TeX is with 5 nanometer
graduation. Relatively to 5,75 meters, this is on a thousand kilometers
distance, a resolution of a single micrometer ! Still better than the
GPS, for a long time yet

Is this choice of scaling explained by Knuth ?

Regards.
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Le 04/06/2013 16:15, GL a écrit :
Hello,

I'm always puzzled to see that TeX dimensions are limited to
5 3/4 meters. Is there such a limit in the pdf format ?

It is then impossible to typeset in full scale on the size of
a cinema screen or a theatre curtain...

Conversely, it's frightening how precise TeX is with 5 nanometer
graduation. Relatively to 5,75 meters, this is on a thousand kilometers
distance, a resolution of a single micrometer ! Still better than the
GPS, for a long time yet...

Is this choice of scaling explained by Knuth ?

Regards.



Pardon jm'ai gouravé de fort rhum ;-)
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