Dictionaries and acid-free paper

DorothyFan1 06-23-2006 07:00 PM
I recently purchased the New Oxford American Dictionary. (can't afford getting the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary yet) and noticed the identification page announcing the dictionary was published using acid-free paper. When I read this...I was pleasantly surprised to see it. It usually means the quality of the paper won't degrade over time as non acid free paper tends to do (go yellow quickly, etc).

However, when I checked out the "competition"...none of the others explicitly say whether or not they use acid free paper. Does anybody know how to tell what the quality of the paper is like on these "comprehensive" dictionaries out there? Like Merriam-Webster Unabridged English Dictionary, American Heritage Dictionary of the English language, Encarta Webster's Dictionary of the English Language, etc?

Thanks in advance.