Convert Feet (ft) to Picas (pc) | ft in pc

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This quick and easy calculator will convert Feet (ft) to Picas (pc) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

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Quick Reference for Converting Feet to Picas

pc = ft x 72.27
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Picas, multiply the number of Feet by 72.3
Feet (ft) in 1 Pica
There are 0.01 Feet in 1 Pica
Picas (pc) in 1 Foot
There are 72.27 Picas in 1 Foot

Unit Information

Symbol: ft
Unit System: Imperial

What is the Foot?

The foot is a unit of length in the imperial unit system and uses the symbol ft.

One foot is exactly equal to 12 inches. It is also exactly equal to 0.3048m. One yard is comprised of three feet.

The foot is just behind the metre in terms of widespread use due to its previous popularity. The US is the only developed country that still uses the foot in preference to the metre.

The UK still uses feet to express human height more than metres.

Symbol: pc
Unit System: Typography

What is the Pica?

The pica is a unit of length in the field of typography and uses the symbol pc.

There are 12 points in 1 pica. 1 pica represents approximately 1/6 of an inch.

Picas are expressed using numbers and a lower case p on software such as Adobe InDesign - for example 8p6 which would represent 8 picas and 6 points (or 8.5 picas).

The Pica is very useful in measuring and calculating the space needed to print letters and words on paper - for example when laying out books or magazine articles; the font lengths are quanitified by the number of characters per pica (cpp).

Conversion Tables for Feet (ft) to Picas (pc)