PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Localization message

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Localization message

Re: PMP> Localization message

Ira Mcdonald x10962 (imcdonal@eso.mc.xerox.com)
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 18:04:23 PDT

Hi folks, Monday (16 June 1997)

Below is a proposed string type 'PrtEnglishASCIIDisplayStringTC' and the
list (with help from Angelo Caruso and Chris Wellens) of Printer MIB
'human-readable' string objects which should NOT be under the control of
'prtGeneralStaticLocalization', but should use the new string type
'PrtEnglishASCIIDisplayStringTC'.

I hope this answers recent mail sent while my laptop was broken. My
laptop (manufacturer's name omitted here...) was miraculously returned
TWO business days after being sent in for service.

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

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Change the SYNTAX of these objects to 'PrtEnglishASCIIDisplayStringTC':

prtLocalizationLanguage - English tags from ISO 639
prtLocalizationCountry - English tags from ISO 3166
prtInputMediaType - English tags from ISO 10175
prtInputMediaColor - English tags from ISO 10175
prtMarkerColorantValue - English tags from ISO 10175
prtChannelInformation - English tags from Printer MIB
prtGeneralCurrentOperator - English tags from Printer MIB
prtGeneralServicePerson - English tags from Printer MIB

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Change the SYNTAX of these objects to 'PrtStaticLocaleDisplayString':

prtGeneralPrinterName (was 'prtGeneralAdminName' in March 1997)
prtGeneralSerialNumber
prtInputMediaName
prtInputName
prtInputVendorName
prtInputModel
prtInputVersion
prtInputSerialNumber
prtOutputName
prtOutputVendorName
prtOutputModel
prtOutputVersion
prtOutputSerialNumber
prtChannelProtocolVersion
prtInterpreterLangLevel
prtInterpreterLangVersion
prtInterpreterVersion

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Four proposed string types for 'human-readable' strings:

1) PrtCurrentLocaleDisplayStringTC
- 'prtGeneralCurrentLocalization' for language, country, code set

2) PrtConsoleLocaleDisplayStringTC
- 'prtGeneralConsoleLocalization' for language, country, code set

3) PrtStaticLocaleDisplayStringTC
- 'prtGeneralStaticLocalization' for language, country, code set

4) PrtEnglishASCIIDisplayStringTC
- English, ASCII, and 'prtGeneralStaticLocalization' for country
- if the country is NOT 'English-speaking', then the data (but
NOT the keywords/tags) in some objects need NOT be in 'English',
but should still be in ASCII (eg, French without accents)

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PrtEnglishASCIIDisplayStringTC ::= TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"The type for human-readable (NOT binary) string objects:
a) whose static locale (language, country, code set) shall be
composed of the English language (invariant), any country
(indicated by the value of 'prtGeneralStaticLocalization'),
and the NVT ASCII code set (invariant);
b) whose value (when updated by an SNMP Set-Request) shall be
interpreted in this locale by the management agent;
c) whose value (when returned by an SNMP Get-Response) shall be
interpreted in this locale by the management station.

Usage: If the locale country is NOT 'English-speaking', then
the code set shall nonetheless be NVT ASCII (a 7-bit code set!)
and keywords/tags shall be in the English language (specified
by an appropriate IETF or ISO standard, IANA registry, etc), but
other data need NOT be in 'English' (eg, French w/out accents)."
REFERENCE
"See: 'prtGeneralStaticLocalization' in the General group
of this Printer MIB.
See: NVT ASCII description on pages 10-11 of IETF TELNET
standard (RFC 854).
See: 'DisplayString' textual convention on page 4 of the
IETF SNMPv2-TC (RFC 1903).
See: Localization in the ISO POSIX.2 standard (ISO 9945-2).
See: Localization in the ISO C standard (ISO 9899)."
SYNTAX OCTET STRING

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