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1 cicero =
SI units
4.500×10^−3 m 4.5000 mm
US customary / Imperial units
14.76×10^−3 ft 0.17717 in

A cicero (pronounced /ˈsɪsəroʊ/) is a unit of measure used in typography in France and other continental European countries, invented by François Ambroise Didot around 1780.

It is 16 of the historical French inch, and is divided into 12 points, known in English as French points or Didot points.

It is thus similar to an English pica, but as the French inch was slightly larger than the English inch is; there are about 1.063picas to a cicero.

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