Default paper size in the following countries...

Robert Marcano robert at
Fri Aug 1 18:16:53 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 17:22 +0100, Caolan McNamara wrote:
> So, I want to tidy up OOo's upstream "default paper selection by locale"
> stuff, so if your country really does *typically* use Letter size paper
> instead of A4 please let me know.
> Definite Letter-format using nations:
> Canada (CLDR)
> Places that at least someone thinks should default to letter, but I'm
> dubious about:
> Mexico (OOo, Microsoft, Wikipedia)
> Venezuela (OOo, Microsoft)

Yes, in Venezuela we *typically* use letter

> Chile (Microsoft, Wikipedia)
> Colombia (Wikipedia)
> Philippines (Wikipedia)
> Argentina (Microsoft)
> Brazil (Microsoft)
> Puerto Rico (gtk)
> "Latin American countries" (Microsoft), is sufficiently vague to suggest
> that every American Spanish and Portuguese speaking nation gets a letter
> default in Windows ?
> Puerto Rico is plausible to me as a complicated-status-US-territory, but
> is Letter really more commonly used than A4 in any of the above, or any
> others for that matter ?
> Microsoft:
> wikipedia:

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