Paper size

Pierre Abbat phma at
Thu Feb 2 19:33:55 PST 2012

On Thursday, February 02, 2012 15:35:58 Chris Turner wrote:
> On 02/02/12 14:00, Pierre Abbat wrote:
> > paperconf outputs "a4". Since both are set to A4, why do the apps insist
> > on defaulting to Letter?
> Because it is the 1 true paper size :D
> j/k even though from the usa I prefer a4 anyhow ...
> Seriously- the thing about unix printer setups and configuration tools is
> that there are so many to choose from - some are going to use PAPERSIZE
> env var, some will use paperconf, some will have their own (eg.
> gnome-print), etc.
> Probably the printer is printing whatever raw data is given to it from the
> application - so its likely in the program config rather than printer
> setup config or one particular configuration tool.
> Don't have any specific tips for these applications - but I'd check the
> docs for the individual apps 1st.

The locale settings in KDE are metric and A4. I did a page setup in Aurora and 
tried printing. It still came up with Letter. KDE programs on chausie come up 
with A4.

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