[Rd] R_PAPERSIZE and LC_PAPER

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 20 Apr 2006 - 07:09:15 GMT


R uses the environment variable R_PAPERSIZE to set its papersize, e.g. for postscript.

It seems the modern way is to via LC_PAPER, e.g.

http://mail.nl.linux.org/linux-utf8/2002-05/msg00010.html

and Googling will show that people expect this to work.

However, that is not set on my FC3 system, and it would affect people who use en_US as their locale in, say, Austria.

Should we be making use of LC_PAPER, or would it just cause further complications? (On Windows, the locale name is used to set the default papersize, but there it is unlikely to be set inappropriately.)

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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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