Is there a difference between vertical and horizontal format of completely?
I've seen both.
I've seen both.
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I do this to file my various Compostelas and certificates in A4 size plastic paper protectors and an A4 sized binderTo reinforce what has been intimated above. ALL the various certificates are A4 sized (similar to US letter, but narrower (8.0") and taller (12.0") and vertically oriented, EXCEPT the Certificate of Distance.
The Distance Certificate, the only one that costs anything (€3,00), is A3 sized (US legal - sort of ) and is horizontally aligned. Similar width / height, but slightly longer / wider.
This said, it is possible to use a paper trimmer and reduce the A3 size to A4, but still horizontal, without losing anything but blank edging. I do this to file my various Compostelas and certificates in A4 size plastic paper protectors and an A4 sized binder I purchased in a China store at Santiago.
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Hope this helps.
Which is why the fact that they don't print the Compostellas on A4 paper always puzzled me. Perhaps they use some antiquated paper size?The A formats are carefully designed so that if you cut them in half you get the same proportions in the half sheets. A3 cut in half top to bottom from the landscape position gives you two A4 sheets. Cut those in half you get two A5 sheets from each.
There is a derivation from that for envelopes. If you want to put an A5 in without folding it you buy a C5 envelope. Etc.
Here is a link for francophones
No relation to other formats such as letter, quarto, etc which are based on how many sheets of parchment you can cut from a normal sheepskin or calfskin.
This link is for anglophones
Sometimes standardisation is useful.Paper was originally developed in China and spread from the east through to Europe in the middle ages, where it superseded parchment as the standard material for writing on.www.papersizes.org
I don't know whether I should tell you this. The correct form is actually Thomam. We weren't taught that at school, despite 7 years of Latin. Apparently it's irregular: Thomas, Thome, Thome, Thoman for declension 1 to 4. Have a look at your first Compostela, is it Thomasam or perhaps the correct form Thomam after all?After my first Camino (2013), the fellow writing my Compostela wrote my given name as "Thomasam." Those of you in the know, know that this is the FEMININE form of the name "Thomas." My mother was NOT pleased. She knew it was wrong as soon as she saw it...
On my second Camino the next year, a different person wrote my given name correctly as "Thomasum." Mom was more pleased. My friends offered to change the original Compostela from 2013, but I kept it for the comedic value...hmmm transgendered without all the hoopla... NOT!
Nope. See earlier example. It's a grammar thing. Given names in Latin often end in -us and -a but depending on the context of a sentence they may end in -um and -am or something else altogether. Not obvious if you don't know the lingo and if your own language doesn't do that kind of thing.I have since come to learn that ALL Latin given names for women end in "...am." ALL Latin given names for men end with "...um." I think it's either an honorific like sir or madam, or just a style thing.
I have 4 Compostelas that refer to me as Godefridum Thomam, one as Godefridum Thomasiam and one as plain Godefridum (I didn't fill my credential in correctly - shame on me!)I don't know whether I should tell you this. The correct form is actually Thomam. We weren't taught that at school, despite 7 years of Latin. Apparently it's irregular: Thomas, Thome, Thome, Thoman for declension 1 to 4. Have a look at your first Compostela, is it Thomasam or perhaps the correct form Thomam after all?
Random quote from the Latin Vulgate bible, Luke 6:15: Matthaeum, et Thomam, Jacobum Alphaei, et Simonem, qui vocatur Zelotes - Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot
I've always been curious so maybe someone can answer this: when you look up the names in the database, are they already displayed in the accusative form (basically, for many male names, do they end in us or um in the computer database?)
Both the traditional Thomam and a new fangled Thomasium would find my approval but Thomasiam ??? Someone presumably didn't put their glasses on.I have 4 Compostelas that refer to me as Godefridum Thomam, one as Godefridum Thomasiam and one as plain Godefridum (I didn't fill my credential in correctly - shame on me!)
My curiosity was piqued so I opened two frames (one Compostela had slipped anyway).Possibly quarto?
So not quarto which is 229 mm by 279, or easier 9 by 11 inches which is at least a sensible round numberMy curiosity was piqued so I opened two frames (one Compostela had slipped anyway).
The current, multi-coloured ones are 21 x 29cms - so just under A4 in height.
My older ones (2001 - 2012) are the mono-print style and these are even more bizarre 21.3cm wide and 28.2cm tall. Probably the length of a medieval monk's foot by the width of his hand span . . . .
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