bugGNU roff - Bugs: bug #64358, support more paper sizes


bug #64358: support more paper sizes

Submitter:  Dave <barx>
Submitted:  Tue 27 Jun 2023 01:34:37 PM UTC
Category:  Driver - others/general Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Feature change Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
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Tue 27 Jun 2023 01:34:37 PM UTC, original submission:  

Bug #62344 proposes to reduce the number of places the code defines paper sizes.  The bug you're reading now proposes to add some new paper sizes.  This will be simpler if 62344's proposal is implemented, but it's not complicated even now.

The email-list message linked in that bug points to a web page (http://www.prepressure.com/library/paper-size) that lists numerous known paper sizes, many of which groff already knows about, but some of which it doesn't.  Groff's palette of known paper sizes could be expanded to include the missing ones from this list.

grops and gropdf, with their -p options, already allow the user to specify any arbitrary paper size, so this feature offers no new functionality, merely a convenience to a few edge-case users.  So it's low priority, but also low effort, if a new contributor is looking to get their groff feet wet.

Dave <barx>
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