Sorry, no I don't as regards font sizing. But I have seen and made UL documentation for electronics before. I did use a style guide, but no where was font sizes listed. Just the layout and format issues. I cannot get to my desktop computer and a quick Google search turned up what I think is a newer version of the document I used.
Hope it is of use and/or someone else comes along with better info.
but I honestly don't know to take a font that is registered in points and change it to millimeters or inches
You can automatically convert inches or millimeters in the Character panel. Type 2in in the Font Size field and it will convert to 144pt. The measurement is from the font's body size (the body in metal type was the block of metal the character was carved from). So this is 144 pt type and the gray box measures 2 inches (144pt)
Thanks for that information. So if I typed in .20mm, would that auto convert it as well? That's good info to have.
As it was, we used a caliper and "trial and error".
UL actually gave me some really good stuff but yeah...there's no real paragraph style that we can load, unfortunately. Well, at least now there's one for Battery Chargers for us to use, since I created it!
Thanks for the response!
ID will convert your entered metric size to points, but it's all still pretty meaningless unless an actual font is specified along with the size. Fonts vary widely in x-height, cap height, and ascender and descender lengths so specifying a size alone will give you a lot of variation depending on the typeface chosen.
So if I typed in .20mm, would that auto convert it as well?
Yes, but do you mean .20mm or 20mm? .20mm would convert to .567 point type which would be unreadable.
Whoops. Definitely meant 20mm. The font size that I needed is BIG. Gotta love UL Standards.
But it still answered my question, so cool beans!
Precisely. I actually had everything all figured out for a bit and then our marketing team said "wait, it doesn't match our current headers" and they were right so I had to reconfigure and ended up going 2 points larger on the font. There's no exact science to it, which is probably why using the caliper worked the best!