[scribus] oh, my; louis, sacre bleu!

mike migueltrucha at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 29 11:06:26 CEST 2008

and yet, we digress.  even the imperialists can't agree!

--- On Tue, 7/29/08, joseph harris <smilepoet at vfemail.net> wrote:

> From: joseph harris <smilepoet at vfemail.net>
> Subject: Re: [scribus] oh, my; louis, sacre bleu!
> To: migueltrucha at yahoo.com, "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 4:08 AM
> From: "mike"
> >i am more confused than EVER after reading:
> >
> > http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-paper.html
> >
> > mike
> >
> Proof that all simple systems are doomed to complexity.  
> But you 
> do have to make things like envelopes, and these require 
> different paper sizes to make a bit of room and edges to
> gum 
> things up.   And so on.
> And it looks as though the piece, despite bearing the UK
> suffix, 
> is written by an American;  'meter', Sir, meter?  
> The word is 
> Metre.  And the first diagram could have been a lot clearer
> [i.e. 
> the two A4 sheets could each have had 2 and root 2, rather
> than 
> looking like a break in the rule!].
> It mentions the A B and C ranges, though  I thought the
> French 
> description added a D range.   Anyhow, I struggle to see a 
> mathematical relationship between the A, B and C size, as
> though 
> they were established by trial and error...
> Joseph Harris [Oh, and the Japanese have already broken
> rank ;-)]

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