[Printing-architecture] Updated PPD extensions

Ira McDonald blueroofmusic at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 13:37:28 PDT 2009

Hi Till,

Of course, a BETTER hint about a Fax number would be
for the string option to contain a 'fax:' URI (RFC 2806).

Just a thought.

- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
Blue Roof Music/High North Inc
email: blueroofmusic at gmail.com
  579 Park Place  Saline, MI  48176
  PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI 49839

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 2:58 PM, Till Kamppeter<till.kamppeter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> to fulfill the needs of Peter's last dialog UI design, there is a field
> in the dialog now for short descriptions of the quick presets. To allow
> individual, user-friendy help texts there (and not simply list the
> options which get set by the quick preset) I have added the new
> *APPrinterPresetDescription <choice>: "<description>"
> keyword and translations for it. I also added fallback rules for filling
> the description field when the new keyword is not used or when the
> presets come from a fallback (like the PrintoutMode option in Foomatic
> PPDs).
> For multi-function printers I have added the new widget hint
> "faxnumber", so that one can tell that a string option represents a fax
> number and so one can add a button to the string input field which opens
> the user's address book.
> See all the changes in
> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/PPDExtensions
> Click "History" at the bottom to visualize only the changes.
> Please take these new extensions into account for the dialog.
>    Till
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