PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Localization conclusion - prtGeneralPrinterName

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Localization conclusion - prtGeneralPrinterName

Re: PMP> Localization conclusion - prtGeneralPrinterName

Ira Mcdonald x10962 (
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 09:01:45 PDT

Hi Lloyd,

I agree that the syntax should definitely be changed from
'DisplayString' to 'OCTET STRING'.

The size (0..63) implies a limit of as few as 15 meaningful
characters when Unicode is rendered into UTF-8, for
non-Western languages (according to the analysis in the
brand new UTF-7 spec, RFC 2152).

For this reason, we make all 'xxxName' strings either
(0..127) or (0..255) in the private Xerox/FujiXerox MIBs.

Just a thought,
- Ira McDonald (outside consultant at Xerox)
High North Inc
PO Box 221
Grand Marais, MI 49839

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Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 08:15:56 PDT
Subject: PMP> Localization conclusion - prtGeneralPrinterName
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Chris and I are bringing the localization discussion to
conclusion. There have been some side proposals that have
come up from time to time, I wanted to separate these out
to see if we have consensus on these proposed changes. One
of the side proposals was to change the syntax of the
prtGeneralPrinterName from DisplayString to OCTET STRING.
If we want to make this change, I would propose the size
be (0 to 63). I have checked with our networking people
and this size covers all operating systems that we are
aware of.

I know most of us are tried of reading about localization
and answering questions about localization. The only
answer I want back from this note is "I agree" or
"I disagree". Please leave the subject line as stated so
I can easily count the votes.
Lloyd Young Lexmark International, Inc.
Senior Program Manager Dept. C14L/Bldg. 035-3
Strategic Alliances 740 New Circle Road NW
internet: Lexington, KY 40550
Phone: (606) 232-5150 Fax: (606) 232-6740