[Printing-architecture] Notes of today's telecon

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Mon May 29 11:30:06 PDT 2006


Hi,

I agree with Michael.  Put language tag early in the
path - right after 'supplier' (e.g., Gutenprint) and
right before 'manufacturer' (e.g., HP) - this is the
most friendly position from the point of view of clean
localization.

Cheers,
- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Sweet [mailto:mike at easysw.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 1:52 PM
> To: Till Kamppeter
> Cc: McDonald, Ira; Wendy Phillips; Norm Jacobs; printing-architecture
> Subject: Re: [Printing-architecture] Notes of today's telecon
> 
> 
> 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.:
> 
>      
> /usr/share/ppd/gutenprint/de/HP/HP-LaserJet_4050-simplified-de.ppd
> 
> > 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...
> 
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