[tex-live] texlive paper sizes

Patrick Gundlach patrick at gundla.ch
Sat Apr 6 23:43:27 CEST 2013

Am 06.04.2013 um 23:23 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:

> On 2013-04-06 at 22:45:54 +0200, Patrick Gundlach wrote:
>> Hi,
>> the paper sizes in install-tl-20130406 look a bit incorrect to me:
>> For example, in tlpaper.pm:
>>  "a5"       => "14.85x21.0cm",
>> the A, B and the C series are always rounded to the nearest mm.
>> Don't know if this has any influence though.
> There is no need round values in mm or cm, PostScript use bp anyway
> and the error should be less than ±5bp.  Since 1mm < 5bp, it's ok.

I don't understand how this makes sense with my comment above. If I tell the application the wrong size (148.5mm instead of 148mm) - how would PostScript be able to determine the correct size (148mm)?

But again, I don't know if these sizes are actually used somewhere, so It might not be worth discussing that issue at all.


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