man -t odd page size

Al Plant noc at
Thu Oct 23 12:23:12 PDT 2008

Valentin Bud wrote:
> hello,
> what do you know about this site:
> i don't remember where i have read that America is going to apply the SI
> (ess eye)
> unit system.
> so things are going to change maybe even the A4 papersize.
> a good day,
> v


The Metric System has been a legal measure in the United States since 
the 1860's.

There is nothing to stop anybody legally from using it.

In many places in the country both are used. Tue US Military uses 
Metric. The film and Video industry for example. Here in Hawaii the 
population is very diverse and most people have come from Metric 
countries. If you have to ever work on maintaining equipment, mechanical 
or electronic, here in the US, both tool sizes are a must. I had to 
replace a storage battery yesterday on a clients Japanese Fork Lift and 
the fasteners were all metric except for one battery terminal clamp.

I think the choice by locale for FreeBSD is an excellent solution.

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