ISO 216 vs U.S. paper Another "Mars Climate Orbiter" in the horizon
Johann B. Gudmundsson
johannbg at hi.is
Thu Feb 14 22:54:30 UTC 2008
Consistency in applications that support printing
and from which file or from they get/set their default printer paper size
Did a little research and notice this...
Note this is a clean system install running FC-8 updated with
I've done no printer configuration what so ever..
Gedit is set to A4 <--- ISO 216
Gthumb is set to A4 <--- ISO 216
Gimp is set to Letter <--- U.S. paper
Firefox is set to Letter <--- U.S. paper
Thunderbird is set to Letter <--- U.S. paper
Open office defaults to Letter <--- U.S. paper
[johannbg at localhost ~]$ locale
[johannbg at localhost ~]$ locale -ck LC_PAPER
As Tim Waugh pointed me out today when I filed an RFE for an idea I had
regarding S-C-P and changing the default paper size..
( see Bug 432802 )
"a) a feature request for CUPS to key off the system LC_PAPER locale setting
specifically, rather than the LC_MESSAGES setting as it currently does."
I would say any application that support printing and uses LC_MESSAGES.
If and only if developers can agree on that LC_PAPER is where
the application that support printing will get their default paper size
b) a configuration tool to allow LC_PAPER to be set in /etc/sysconfig/i18n"
I strongly suggest that tool will be S-C-P but that tool cant be
developer can agree on where to get the default settings.
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