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[Bug 640408] a2ps uses Letter paper in Germany if English language was chosen during installation
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  • Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:53:00 +0000
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Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxxxxx> changed:

What |Removed |Added
Summary|a2ps assumes letter size |a2ps uses Letter paper in
|paper in germany |Germany if English language
| |was chosen during
| |installation

--- Comment #7 from Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxxxxx> 2010-09-22 08:52:58
UTC ---
You chose "english language" but which excat "english language"
did you actaully chose: US English or British English?
Perhaps /var/log/YaST2/* might help if you don't remember.

From my non-expert point of view the root cause
of the issue described in comment #6 might be
neither in a2ps nor in any other piece of software
which belongs to the Bugzilla component "Printing" ;-)

But the issue described in comment #6 seems to be the root cause
of unexpected locale-dependant settings in whatever applications
(e.g. an unexpected paper size setting) so that you might file
a new separated bug report regarding this issue.

On the other hand unexpected locale settings in case of
inconsistent language, keyboard, and timezone selections
are known "since ever" so that it might be impossible
to determine THE right locale (i.e. the locale which matches
to the user's expectations) in case of inconsistent language,
keyboard, and timezone selections.

How should an automatism know if you are an US English user
located in Berlin or a German user located in New York,
which paper size you like to use to format your documents
in your applications?

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