An intermediate that usually buys raw fiber, processes it to a carpet manufacturer's specification, then sells the finished product to the carpet manufacturer. Cotton count The yarn numbering system based on length and weight originally used for cotton yarns and now employed for most staple yarns. It is based on a unit length of 840 yards, and the count of the yarn is equal to the number of 840-yard skeins required to weigh one pound. Under this system, the higher the number, the finer the yarn. A typical carpet yarn might be a three cotton count two plied, written as 3.0/2c.c.
A program that changes data from one format to another. In this book, a converter is usually a program that changes documents from a word-processing format (such as WordPerfect) into HTML. These converters are frequently built into or added to existing word-processing programs. See Part I.