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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: "Paul W. Abrahams" <abrahams@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 11:34:25 -0400
  • Message-id: <200604291134.25736.abrahams@xxxxxxx>
On Saturday 29 April 2006 1:56 am, Clayton wrote:
> > The default installation of SuSE printers uses A4 paper, which will cause
your
> > printer to hang up. It happened to me and it took a while to figure out
what
> > was going on. CUPS also has to be told (separately, I think) what the
paper
> > size is. For Americans, it should be letter size. The setting is in the
> > filter parameters of the printer.
>
> Well..... A4 is the international ISO stadard for paper size. Now you
> know the frustration for 5 billion other people on earth who try to
> use pretty much any software/OS that defaults to US Letter..
>
> If only standards were... standards.

The answer is probably not to have a default on paper size -- or even better
yet, let the default paper size be a system parameter that the user can set.
The problem with that, of course, is propagating the information to the
places that need it.

Paul

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