[Kde-print-devel] [Bug 113419] Take advantage of CUPS 1.2.x "multi-language PPDs"; enforce default page size setting in kaddprinterwizard

Kurt Pfeifle pfeifle at kde.org
Tue Jan 9 13:55:22 CET 2007

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           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Severity|normal                      |wishlist
             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |NEW
      everconfirmed|0                           |1
            Summary|driver settings should use  |Take advantage of CUPS 1.2.x
                   |regional/country settings of|"multi-language PPDs";
                   |kde                         |enforce default page size
                   |                            |setting in kaddprinterwizard
            Version|unspecified                 |4.0

------- Additional Comments From pfeifle kde org  2007-01-09 13:55 -------
This is not easily fixable at all; not in a way that covers all cases.

The paper size is not set by KDEPrint, but by CUPS (more specific: by the CUPS server). So whatever the administrator of the (probably remote) CUPS server (for a workstation, that is most likely *you*) set is also set for the CUPS clients.

If the admin makes it a habit for him to immediately check (after each printer installation) what the default page size settings are, the clients will not see the problem.

What we should however think about, is a way to make kaddprinterwizard remind the user of the default page size setting (and maybe automatically pre-set the correct value according to his locale).

As for "driver language": again, that is read from what the CUPS driver (PPD) provides. KDEPrint does already translate some of the more common strings on its own.

However, the good news is that CUPS 1.2.0 introduced support for "multi-language" PPDs for the first time. The problem in real life now is that there are not many multi-language PPDs available, and that no GUI frontend (neither KDE's kprinter, nor xpp or gtklp) take advantage of this feature.

I'll put this as a KDE4 wishlist item, and change the $summary accordingly.

(old summary was: "driver settings should use regional/country settings of kde")

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