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Re: ISO 216 vs U.S. paper



On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 10:28 -0300, Horst H. von Brand wrote:
> Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas mailhot laposte net> wrote:
> > Le Jeu 21 février 2008 20:35, Callum Lerwick a écrit :
> > > Fancier office printers could very well have letter in one
> > > tray, A4 in another, and a third full of envelopes.
> 
> > Fantasy, paper sold in a country is either letter or A4, dual-sourcing
> > is totally unrealistic economically.
> 
> Here in Chile it is US letter or "oficio" (8.5 x 13 inches), and you can
> get A4 rather easily. All three are in reasonably common use.

Yes, well here in Australia, where I use US English, I can't buy letter,
but I can buy ISO sized paper, I format my dates dd-mm-yyyy and we use
metric, all of which can be safely assumed from my selection of time
zone.

And I suspect this is the case for most users.


R.

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