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[bug #62238] skip papersize.tmac on nroff devices

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [bug #62238] skip papersize.tmac on nroff devices
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2022 22:05:25 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #9, bug #62238 (project groff):

[comment #8 comment #8:]
>   By default "troff" formats input for papersize "letter", even when the
> printers are configured for a different size.

I believe what the documentation says is that by default, troff formats for a
paper _length_ of "11 inches".

This is not precisely the same thing as formatting for letter paper, albeit
that's a convenient choice since that is in fact the length of letter paper in
portrait orientation.

The default _line length_, however, is 6.5 inches, and the default _page
offset_ (for typesetting devices) is 1 inch.

Neither of those figures is a match for the width of U.S. letter paper, nor is
their sum.  (They happen to be good choices for that paper format if 1-inch
horizontal margins are desired, though.)
>   So all output for a printer, that troff creates in the repository, is
> for papersize "letter".

This is a ticket in an issue tracker.  Do you have a defect to report or a
feature request to change?  Was the resolution of this ticket responsive to
your comment #0?


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