Talk:Page numbering

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Newspaper page numbering[edit]

Modern newspapers have two-part page numbers consisting of a letter followed by one or more digits. Page numbers in a new section of the paper start with a new letter; the digits portion is reset to one.

Persons of a certain age from smaller towns may remember all pages of a paper being numbered sequentially, without regard for section breaks.

This article would be a good place to identify:

  • Which newspaper started the two-part numbering scheme.
  • When they introduced it.

- Ac44ck (talk) 23:24, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Weird schemes[edit]

I’ve seen some weird schemes in medical journals references ; for instance, this one says “p. 108ra114”. Information about that would be welcome. Palpalpalpal (talk) 20:46, 2 September 2012 (UTC)