[tex-live] papersizes: in the document or as system-wide setting?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Jun 22 18:29:01 CEST 2008

Frank Küster writes:
 > Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
 > > In short, my personal opinion is to leave things as they are now.
 > > What I absolutely don't want to do is to provide new features which
 > > have to be dropped next year. 
 > It would make my life easier if we could kind of agree which paper sizes
 > make sense as a default paper size. A4 and letter for sure. If an
 > installation is exclusively used to print leaflets or envelopes, the
 > local admin might want this - but on the other hand, he'll have to
 > provide a corresponding style file for the typesetting size anyway, so
 > that one could as well include geometry.sty.

Yes, that's true.
 > Are there any printers around that support different standard sizes than
 > A4 and letter - maybe something used in far-eastern countries?

teTeX and TeX Live had only A4 as a default in the past and only the
Americans asked for letter.  See also:


 > Or do lawyers print on "legal paper"?

No, only the Debian people are always worried about legal stuff. :) 


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