From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 18 2005 - 22:04:01 CDT
At 05:18 AM 5/18/2005, Peter Kirk wrote:
>The United States, Canada, and in part Mexico, are today the only
>industrialized nations in which the ISO standard paper sizes are not yet
>Some of these paper sizes were a French standard as long ago as 1794! The
>modern form of the system was introduced as a German standard in 1922, and
>in most of Europe by the 1950's - ironically last of all in France in
>1967. So this is nothing to do with the "eurocrats" of the European Union.
The Napoleonic occupation of much of Europe certainly did a lot to spread
many of these innovations across the continent. Presumably it's also part
of the reason for the Anglo-Saxon resistance....
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed May 18 2005 - 22:04:30 CDT