A series of seventeen Didot fonts sized between 4.5 point and 21 points were founded using matrices supplied to Joh. Enschedé en Zonen (Netherlands)...
Above is an example from something I am working on.
Though both sizes are more than one, and hence plural, it would seem grammatically correct to say points.
I prefer point as it seems more modern and can exist with out the superfluous s on the end.
but why does it feel natural to use both in the same sentence. I could have just gone with one of the two options above but I thought I would see if anyone had an opinion on this.
So, I am proposing a style where in the first instance the singular is used and for the last instance in a sentence plural
BTW when I refer to points as a size of a type the number is a figure.
here is another example:
A ‘9 on 12 point body’ describes a type usual to a 9 point body which is cast onto a body three points larger.
Any thoughts or known facts...