[Scribus] ISO page sizes
David Christian Berg
Fri Feb 4 13:30:28 CET 2005
On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 12:55 +0100, Craig Bradney wrote:
> On Friday 04 February 2005 12:26, Pierre Abbat wrote:
> > I'm looking at the page size selector in Scribus, and the dimensions for
> > ISO paper sizes (A0, B0, etc. - why no C?) are slightly off. All these
> > sizes are defined as powers of the eighth root of 2 times a meter and then
> > rounded to millimeters. So B0, going by the irrational value, is
> > 1000.000*1414.214, which is rounded to 1000*1414 - but Scribus says it's
> > 1000.478*1413.933. Similarly A0 is 840.896*1189.207, rounded to 841*1189,
> > but Scribus says it's 839.611*1188.155. All the other A and B sizes are
> > computed by dividing sides alternately by 2. The Scribus dimensions are
> > rounded to points, but the sizes are defined in millimeters.
> Scribus uses points internally for everything.
Which is no excuse :) a point is some rational fraction of a millimeter,
I believe. And actually I think it shouldn't, will that change to
millimeters in 1.3?
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