[IPP] Request for new "finishings" keywords for Swedish hole punch pattern

[IPP] Request for new "finishings" keywords for Swedish hole punch pattern

[IPP] Request for new "finishings" keywords for Swedish hole punch pattern

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Thu Jul 7 13:27:58 UTC 2016


> On Jul 6, 2016, at 1:11 PM, Kennedy, Smith (Wireless Architect) <smith.kennedy at hp.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
> HP Inc. requests the addition of 4 "finishings" keywords to support the Swedish "Triohålning" de-facto hole punch standard, as described here:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hole_punch#Sweden <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hole_punch#Sweden>
> https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hålslagsapparat#Svensk_trioh.C3.A5lning <https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A5lslagsapparat#Svensk_trioh.C3.A5lning>
> We propose the addition of 4 keywords:
> "punch-triohalning-top"
> "punch-triohalning-left"
> "punch-triohalning-right"
> "punch-triohalning-bottom"
> Even though the "-top" and "-bottom" are likely not necessary for standard letter-type (i.e. A4) media sizes, it is conceivable that a user might want this punch pattern on the short edge of an A3 or larger media size, so that is why I'm suggesting we define these 4.

I have a few comments about this:

1. "finishings" is an enum attribute, "finishing-template" is a keyword (or name) attribute.  I assume you want both registered?

2. Keywords are supposed to be US English; looks like "trio binder" is the English equivalent of triohålning.

3. We already have punch-quad-{bottom,left,right,top}, and there are numerous 4-hole punch patterns (four specifically listed on the linked page). In the past we have opted for the enum/keyword to specify an implementation-defined hole pattern, with "finishings-col" providing the explicit control, so I am not super happy about going down this road (I count 15 different hole patterns for 2-7 hole punching on the wikipedia page alone).

4. From a practical standpoint, will finishers needing this support arbitrary 4-hole punch patterns, or will this be specific to a finisher that is sold/marketed solely in Sweden and nearby countries? If the latter, it seems like keeping the current (generic) punch-quad-xxx is sufficient for "finishings", with "finishings-col" providing explicit intent.

Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer

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