[scribus] oh, my; louis, sacre bleu!
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
> things up. And so on.
> And it looks as though the piece, despite bearing the UK
> is written by an American; 'meter', Sir, meter?
> The word is
> Metre. And the first diagram could have been a lot clearer
> the two A4 sheets could each have had 2 and root 2, rather
> looking like a break in the rule!].
> It mentions the A B and C ranges, though I thought the
> description added a D range. Anyhow, I struggle to see a
> mathematical relationship between the A, B and C size, as
> they were established by trial and error...
> Joseph Harris [Oh, and the Japanese have already broken
> rank ;-)]
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