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Re: [SLE] there should not be a default for paper size?? (was: [SLE] Warning to Americans!)
  • From: "Paul W. Abrahams" <abrahams@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 16:37:37 -0400
  • Message-id: <200604291637.37911.abrahams@xxxxxxx>
On Saturday 29 April 2006 3:49 pm, Per Jessen wrote:
>
> > Good question: within the user population, what fraction uses A4 and
> > what fraction uses US letter?
>
> Given SUSEs European roots, I would venture a guess and say there
> probably are more SUSE-users in Europe than in North-America and
> Canada.

But who knows, aside from the SuSE sales department?

> > You have to set the time zone explicitly, so why not the paper size?
>
> Perhaps because timezone varies a lot more than paper-size? But it's a
> good question - I'm sure the default paper-size could be set under YAST
> somewhere.

I believe you can -- but you should be asked explicitly to set it when you do
an install. If the default were US letter, you'd want that question asked at
installation, wouldn't you?

Paul

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