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Bug#402994: use new libpaper hook to track system paper size

On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 12:27 +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> Ralf Stubner <ralf.stubner@web.de> wrote:
> > - actually neither 'a4' nor 'letter' as defined in config.ps should not
> >   be used as default paper sizes; one should use A4size or letterSize; 
> >   see the end of '4.2 Configuration file paper size command' in the dvips
> >   documentation (texdoc dvips)
> I admit that I don't understand the info file at this point.  It isn't a
> bug in PS to specify the papersize correctly, is it?  Then why not map
> "a4" onto correct "A4sixe", and the same with letter, or simply define
> a4 correctly?

I have the impression that it is not a good idea to actually issue a
PostScript command such as 'a4', which is what the 'a4' papersize
definition in config.ps does. Some printers might not like that,
reducing the portability of the document. 'A4size' only adds a
(structured) comment to the document. But I now see no need for any
changes, since texconfig does the necessary translations.


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