The upcoming CLDR 1.7 will apparently take on board the changes of
http://unicode.org/cldr/bugs/locale-bugs?user=guest;findid=1710 to record that
certain territories typically default to using the Letter size format rather
than the more standard A4, i.e. US, CA, PR, VE, CL, MX, CO and PH
Attached is a suggested patch to change the matching locales in glibc to default
LC_PAPER to Letter for locales matching those territories.
(more info: http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/DefaultPaperSize)
Created attachment 3831 [details]
This is confirmed by requests in https://launchpad.net/bugs/27622
I've applied the patch without the useless references to some other system.