Convert Points (pt) to Ells (ell) | pt in ell

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# Let's convert Points (pt) to Ells (ell)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Points (pt) to Ells (ell) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Points to Ells

Formula
ell = pt / 3252.15
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Ells, divide the number of Points by 3.3 thousand
Points (pt) in 1 Ell
There are 3252.15 Points in 1 Ell
Ells (ell) in 1 Point
There are 0 Ells in 1 Point

## Unit Information

Point
/pɔɪnt/
Symbol: pt
Unit System: Typography

### What is the Point?

The point is a unit of length in the field of typography and uses the symbol pt.

It is the smallest unit in the world of typography. There are 12 points in a pica.

In physical printing methods / press systems, the point size is the height of the metal press body on which the font's letters are made. When applied to the digital type space, letters are designed around a theoretical size, an em square which is scaled to the relative point size (when specified of course!).

Ell
/ɛl/
Symbol: ell
Unit System: Historic English

### What is the Ell?

The ell is a unit of length and originates from historic England and uses the symbol ell.

The ell usually measured 45in or 1.143m but was origally a "cubit" - which was the length from your elbow to the tip of your fingers and literally translated from the word "arm". It was mostly used in the tailoring world when buying and selling textiles.

Although now obsolete, the word "ell" still survives in the English word "elbow".

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