> I want to make the scores available to everybody. I want users across
> the world to be able to find the music, create the PDF and print it
> with no problems on the paper they have.
> Specifying \paper would make the choice for the users. Printers might
> ask for paper that is not readily available. Actually, Mutopia
> doesn't want \paper to be specified.
If the printer has just letter size paper to print an A4 PDF-file,
will not the PDF-reader be able to stretch it a little bit, so that
the content will fit to the new size and aspect ratio?
>> More often than not, the global staff size and manual tweaks are set to
>> achieve a certain page layout. If LilyPond changed its behavior on
>> different computers, stuff would stop working without the user having a
>> clue that this was not intended output.
> Now that's a strong argument against LC_PAPER. I'm guilty of making
> such tweaks too.
And also, the good thing with those environment variables is that most
users should be used to them. The bad thing is that most users don't