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       Brian, the definitions you've pulled are from the legal industry  ;-)

On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 9:11 PM, Brian Barker <>wrote:

At 12:39 07/08/2012 -0700, Andrew Brager wrote:

Yet, it fails to answer my original question which is where do the words
"register true" come from, and to extend and clarify the question - how did
register true come to mean "aligning baselines"?

I think that bit's fairly easy.  According to the dictionary, one sense of
"register" as a noun is "a state of proper alignment" and as a verb "to
adjust so as to be properly aligned" or "to be in proper alignment".  And
"true" similarly can mean as an adjective "accurately placed", and as an
adverb "precisely" or "exactly".  So "register true" can mean "align
exactly" or "precise alignment".  (There's nothing about baselines - but
we're talking about vertical alignment, so what else could you align?)

Brian Barker

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