Re: [debian-printing] Packaging of vendor PPD files.
Roger Leigh escribió:
What about use po files ?? or dowload a locale version from the default
driver ( dowloading the locale version from the internet using the
default installed package).
"Per Olofsson" <email@example.com> writes:
On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 14:23 +0100, A Mennucc wrote:
but in the long run, we may want to code them in UTF8, and/or to provide
a way to internationalize them ( .ppd.po ? )
Are you aware of any PPD-using packages which support translated PPDs?
Gimp-Print PPDs are fully internationalised. Unfortuately the PPD
spec doesn't provide for multiple languages in a single file, so for
each supported printer model there is a PPD for each language. Since
this would take up over 20 MiB, I only provide English ones at
In the future, they will be generated at install time.
WRT UTF-8, I believe that some software is buggy when handling non
8-bit encodings (Windows drivers?). Since the PPDs will be used on
whatever clients OSes might wish to submit print jobs, we've stuck
with Latin1 for the time being.