Glossary: DIY Book Scanners and Scanning

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Re: Glossary: DIY Book Scanners and Scanning

Post by freemab »

Well, those ISO paper sizes are very interesting, but I doubt that's what most of us in the USA will be when we speak of "A-sized" paper.

In the USA, the following sizes are commonly used:

A = 8.5" x 11"
B = 11" x 17" (i.e., twice A in one dimension, and NOT proportional to it)
C = 17" x 22" (i.e., twice A in both dimensions, and proportional to it)
D = 22" x 34" (i.e., twice B in both dimensions and proportional to it; not proportional to A)

And, because lawyers have to make things difficult for the rest of us:

Legal Size = 8.5" x 14" (which is proportional to nothing and won't fit in ordinary file cabinets)
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Re: Glossary: DIY Book Scanners and Scanning

Post by scann »

In case anyone is interested, we've put together this full glossary of book scanning terms:

My guess is that there might be something missing, but it works fine for beginners.
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