Legal size paper in Asia

I heard legal size paper (8-1/2x14) is in use in various South and South East Asian countries like India, Indonesia and Thailand. Is that true? I am curious to know they actually use this size paper, and how often they are seen.

Any input/discussion about legal size paper is also welcome.

I know you can find it in Thailand, but I don’t know what they do with it.

Not my area of expertise by a long shot, but I thought that they used metric paper sizes in that part of the world. Poking around on google, I found that there’s a size called F4 which is 210 mm × 330 mm or 8.27 in × 12.99 in, which is pretty close to US legal size (8.5 x 14.0 in).

Wikipedia has this to say about it:

Wikipedia’s article on paper size says this about F4:

So for some reason, that paper size is still common in those Asian countries who adopted the A4 size… Is it used for some specific reason?
For example in America, I remember seeing them when leasing an apartment, or at a DMV (if my memory’s right…)

In Pakistan, legal size is used on all Official docs. No idea why.

To make official transactions legal, of course!

It’s all magic anyway. :slight_smile:

The Philippines doesn’t use legal size paper but rather long paper: 8.5" x 13". Standard size is 8.5" x 11".