[Printing-architecture] Notes of today's telecon

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Fri May 26 10:52:12 PDT 2006

Till Kamppeter wrote:
> McDonald, Ira wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm going to support Michael's point here.  The prevailing
>> usage in the localization industry and in most file systems
>> is to use language tag directories immediately _before_ the
>> terminal filename in a path.
> So you suggest
> /usr/share/ppd/foomatic/HP/en/HP-LaserJet_4050-ljet4-en.ppd
> /usr/share/ppd/foomatic/HP/en/HP-LaserJet_4050-pxlmono-en.ppd
> /usr/share/ppd/foomatic/HP/en/HP-LaserJet_4050-hpijs-en.ppd
> /usr/share/ppd/gutenprint/HP/en/HP-LaserJet_4050-standard-en.ppd
> /usr/share/ppd/gutenprint/HP/en/HP-LaserJet_4050-simplified-en.ppd
> /usr/share/ppd/gutenprint/HP/de/HP-LaserJet_4050-simplified-de.ppd
> Is this what you mean?

I'd actually suggest having the language first, e.g.:


> Having the language directory as the last level makes it also easier to
> install (and also to uninstall) selected languages.
 > ...

Putting the language first makes this trivial; burying it a few
levels deep makes things more difficult, which is why we (and Apple)
make it first...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software          http://www.easysw.com

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