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A4 is DIN A4
Authored by: thebimbo on Sep 05, '02 05:09:50PM

A4 is actually a DIN standard (which stands for German industry standard) much like the common larger A3 and the other A and B standards (the envelopes for the A's) so very much a 'continental' standard and not an anglo-american "thing"...



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A4 is DIN A4 (really: ISO A4)
Authored by: cabo on Sep 13, '02 09:25:26AM
While it is true that the international paper size standard started out in Germany (the principles in 1786, the details in 1922), it is now an international standard, ISO 216, used as the principal paper format everywhere except North America.

More than you ever wanted to know about this in: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-paper.html

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