From: Johannes Bergerhausen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 18 2005 - 17:28:48 CDT
Am 18.05.2005 um 16:05 schrieb Eric Muller:
> Patrick Andries wrote: A4, I believe, is German (DIN) in origin
> before being an international standard (ISO). It is I believe a pure
> coincidence that the foot and the length A4 are approximatively equal
> since the base of the ISO A paper size series is the A0 format whose
> area is 1 m©÷. By successive division respecting the ratio of ¡î2, you
> get A4 to be 297mm ¡¿ 210 mm.
Exactly. The DIN A series (0 to 7, i think) is from the 1920ies.
Very smart for graphic designers, you always have the same proportion.
A0 is the big poster, A2 is the small poster, A4 is a flyer and A6 is
the common format of a postcard.
And you can easily calculate the weight of a paper or a flyer,
because the paper is given in g/m©÷.
Very german. Based on a french idea of the times of the revolution,
the meter system.
With the roman foot, i think it is coincidence.
I heard the roman foot was 29,63 cm.
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