[sane-devel] How to accurately scan A4(210mmx297mm) size paper?

Patrick Londema patrick at evilplatypus.net
Fri Jun 27 08:40:00 UTC 2008

DIN is the German standards body that actually 'invented' the A, B and  
C paper standards in 1922, but ISO copied them. DIN A4 is thus exactly  
the same as ISO A4, DIN A3 is the same as ISO A3, etc. I do wonder why  
XSane uses DIN is the name as it might confuse a few people and  
doesn't add anything. Might be that a person from Germany made that  
bit of the interface, whenever I'm there the word DIN is still added  
on most packs of paper too, probably just be a little national pride  
at work.

On 2008-06-27, at 07:26, eagleskycloud wrote:

> Yes my XSane alse has DIN A3 , DIN A4 and so on,and both in portrait  
> and landscape. But is DIN A3  same  to  A3? Is DIN A4  same  to  A4? 
> Is DIN A5  same  to  A5?
> DIN is standard  of  Germany.Is the size of  DIN A3 is 297mm x  
> 420mm? Is the size of DIN A4 is 210mm x 297mm?
> 2008/6/27 m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com>:
> On 6/26/08, eagleskycloud <eagleskycloud at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I want to accurately scan A4 paper(210mmx297mm),but there is not
> > A4(210mmx297mm) item in preset area drop down box in preview  
> window of
> > XSane.
> my version of Xsane (.95) has DIN A3, A4, and A5, both in portrait and
> landscape.
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