PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Update on Printer MIB

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Update on Printer MIB

Re: PMP> Update on Printer MIB

Ira Mcdonald x10962 (imcdonal@eso.mc.xerox.com)
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 11:37:35 PDT

Hi Randy,

Did you ever complete your action item on localization
and review my proposal for clarifying textual conventions
from 20 April?

My Xerox and Fuji Xerox colleagues consider this one of
their top priorities for Printer MIB v2 (ie, relaxation
of the 'ASCII-only' conformance requirement for all
strings not controlled by 'prtGeneralCurrentLocalization'
or 'prtGeneralConsoleLocalization', to permit MOST
other strings to be in a 'static' locale, which may
be non-English and/or non-ASCII).

PLEASE reply to this note.

Thanks,
- Ira McDonald (outside consultant at Xerox)
High North Inc
PO Box 221
Grand Marais, MI 49839
906-494-2434

PS - Note that the type 'InternationalDisplayString'
from the IETF Host Res MIB (RFC 1514) is NOT suitable
to indicate a 'static' locale. It is more appropriate
for the strings currently under 'prtGeneralCurrentLocalization'
in the Printer MIB (ie, strings with a 'dynamic' locale).