Convert Points (pt) to Feet (ft) | pt in ft

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# Let's convert Points (pt) to Feet (ft)

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

## Quick Reference for Converting Points to Feet

Formula
ft = pt / 867.24
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Feet, divide the number of Points by 867.2
Points (pt) in 1 Foot
There are 867.24 Points in 1 Foot
Feet (ft) in 1 Point
There are 0 Feet 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!).

Foot
/fʊt/
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.

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