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Re: [css3-page] Additional page sizes

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015 09:57:59 +0900
To: Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>, CJK discussion <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5636B517.40605@it.aoyama.ac.jp>

On 2015/11/02 06:11, Liam Quin wrote:
> On 2015-10-31 06:24, Florian Rivoal wrote:
>> CSS-Page supports a short list of predefined paper/page sizes for the
>> size property http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-page/#page-size-prop
>> A5, A4, A3, B5, B4, letter, legal, ledger
>> The B4 and B5 sizes included are very confusing for Japanese users, as
>> they are defined as ISO B4 (250×353mm) and ISO B5 (176×250mm),
>> different from the JIS-B4 (257×364mm) and JIS-B5 (182×257mm) commonly
>> used in Japan.
>> I suggest adding JIS-B4 and JIS-B5 to the list,
> +1

I suggest we should check this a bit more. I was surprised to learn that 
the ISO and the JIS series of B sizes were different. I have never seen 
a product that would show more than one 'B4', 'B5', or whatever label, 
in particular not in Japan, where these sizes are used very actively. I 
also haven't seen such indications on priters' paper trays, even though 
these come with 'letter' e.g. in Japan and with 'B4' or so in the US 
(i.e. there seem to be single models for the whole world).

I think we should get more information on what actually happens in the 
current infrastructure before adding these additional labels. One thing 
to do would be to measure the actual size of 'B4' and 'B5' on printer 
trays in various countries (Europe, US, Japan).

Regards,   Martin.
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