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Re: @page { size: A4 }

From: Peter Linss <peter@linss.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 23:44:02 -0700
Message-ID: <3E966432.1060908@linss.com>
To: Daniel Glazman <glazman@netscape.com>
CC: Michael Day <mikeday@yeslogic.com>, www-style@w3.org, "REFSTRUPJACOB (HP-Vancouverex1)" <jacob_refstrup@hp.com>

Daniel Glazman wrote:

>
> Michael Day wrote:
>
>> us-letter = 216mm 279mm
>> us-legal = 216mm 356mm
>> us-executive = 190mm 254mm
>> us-ledger = 279mm 432mm
>> us-tabloid = 279mm 432mm
>
>
> Are you sure mm is the best unit for us-* pages ?...
>
> </Daniel>

No, they need to be in inches.

us-letter = 8.5in 11in
us-legal = 8.5in 14in
us-executive = 7.25in 10.5in
us-ledger = 17in 11in /* this is really tabloid in landscape */
us-tabloid = 11in 17in

Also in common use in the US:
Engineering sizes:
ansi-a = 8.5in 11in /* same as us-letter */
ansi-b = 11in 17in /* same as us-tabloid */
ansi-c = 17in 22in
ansi-d = 22in 34in
ansi-e = 34in 44in

Architectural sizes:
arch-a = 9in 12in
arch-b = 12in 18in
arch-c = 18in 24in
arch-d = 24in 36in
arch-e1 = 30in 42in
arch-e = 36in 48in
(Yes there are printers that print arch-e, I'm sitting right next to one.)
These are also sometimes called: arch-1 through arch-6.

Also:
us-government = 8in 11in
us-statement = 5.5in 8.5in
us-folio = 8.5in 13in

Then there are the imperial sizes:
imperial-folio = 15in 22in
imperial-quarto = 11in 15in
imperial-octavo = 7.5in 11in
royal-folio = 12.5in 20in
royal-quarto = 10in 12.5in
royal-octavo = 6.25in 10in
crown-folio = 10in 15in
crown-quarto = 7.5in 10in
crown-octavo = 5in 7.5in
foolscap-folio = 8.5in 13.5in
foolscap-quarto = 6.75in 8.5in
foolscap-octavo = 4.25in 6.75in
medium-quarto = 9in 11.5in
demy-quarto = 8.75in 11.25in
demy-octavo = 5.625in 8.75in
Received on Friday, 11 April 2003 02:44:13 GMT

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