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Re: How important are ISO standards to Fedora?

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Jeff Spaleta wrote:
On Feb 12, 2008 9:20 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:
On Feb 12, 2008 9:05 PM, Rodd Clarkson <rodd clarkson id au> wrote:
Wouldn't it be more correct for Fedora to default to the ISO standard
for paper (A4, etc) than to the US standard for paper (letter, etc)?
Fedora's default papersize setting... where?

Take a close look at the file cupshelpers.py

in system-config-printer

Letter is selected by default only for a small number of specific
locales.  What more do you want? Blood?

If you are going to argue that we should make A4 the default, even for
en_US and en_CA... locations where printers can be assumed that Letter
sized paper is what is in the trays... you and I are going to have a
serious discussion about balancing usability against idealism.

-jef"You want A4 to be the default for en_US, meet me on the steps of
the capital building in DC and spend a week championing the cause of
metric system adoption.  You'll know who I am. I'll be the one holding
the medications with your name on the bottle"spaleta

+1 Fedora should default to the ISO standard..

Best regards.
               Johann B.

I suspect you might not have interpreted Jef's sarcasm quite right, because I don't read him as +1 for changing anything there. Any choice of 'default' in paper sizes would simply be wrong somewhere... the only reasonable thing Fedora 'should' do is choose the most likely default based on locale. Maybe some more work needs done on that (which is a configuration issue).

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