[pdftex] Use It ?

Jaime E . Villate villate at fe.up.pt
Wed Jul 18 11:22:56 CEST 2001

On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 02:12:10AM +0200, Martin Schröder wrote:
> On 2001-07-13 09:17:35 +0100, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> > earlier this year) but even so he's not completely infallible.  i bet
> > there are other industrialised (whatever that means) countries that
> > use letter as their standard size...
> Definitely not many. The USA are the only industrialized country
> that is officially not metric.

You are confusing two things here; the fact that a country has officially
adopted the metric system does not imply that its citizens use only A4 paper;
at least in two cases I know (Mexico and Colombia) letter-sized paper is used
even though the official system is the metric system.

And I think the "industrialization" argument has no relevance in this case;
pdftex is not meant to be used only by industrialized countries; is it?
What does the industry have to do with documentation in PDF?
We should accept the fact that some people use A4 and some other people use
letter-size and be prepared to accept both standards; it's not too much to ask


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