[tex-live] context default papersize set in cont-sys.tex after \endinput?

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 20:30:37 CEST 2009

"letter" was selected during tl2009 test install.  ConTeXt documents
that don't specify a size
default to 'a4', others are letter.

The command to make letter the default is appended to cont-sys.tex
after the "\endinput":

$ tail /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-config/tex/context/user/cont-sys.tex

% You can enable a more extensive figure searching, but
% normally this is not really needed and even annoying.
% \runutilityfiletrue

% So far.

\protect \endinput

Note that earlier in this file we have:

% Occasionally we will support both A4 and letter in
% styles. If you want letter size paper to be the default,
% uncomment:
\enablemode[\systemmodeprefix letter]
% If you always want to default to letter, you may uncomment
% the following line, but beware: it makes your documents less
% portable:
% \setuppapersize[letter][letter]

<http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2008-June/016365.html> suggested that
the \enablemode line be commented and the \setuppapersize line activated,
with \setuppapersize[A4][A4] as the alternative to

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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