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

René Kjellerup webmaster at keenan.dk
Fri Jun 27 09:41:55 UTC 2008

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> Emne: Re: [sane-devel] How to accurately scan A4(210mmx297mm) 
> size paper?
> 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.

IIRC the person who wrote XSane is indeed german (Oliver Schwartz)

René Kjellerup

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