From: Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
   Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 13:13:34 +0100

   > Will we unmark printer names N_() tagging in print.c?

   I'm not sure. I have done it once, but didn't check it in after I
   realized that lots of translators had already provided localisation
   for those strings. I don't know if an "EPSON Stylus Color" is called 
   like this all over the world, so there may be a need for 

A lot of printers (as is the case with many consumer electronic
devices) do have different model numbers elsewhere.  Unfortunately,
though, the model numbers might cross linguistic boundaries.  It's
typical for North American models (US and Canada; I don't know if
Mexico is considered North America by manufacturers) to have one name
and Europe to be something else (thus, English and French, at least,
will have two different model names).

There definitely is a need for localization, but the appropriate
localization may not match what we have available.

Just to make matters worse, sometimes there's no absolute one to one
correspondence between models; there may be minor local firmware
differences, for local preferences or to work around patents in one
country (photographers: note the Canon EOS 5 vs. A2E, which has a few
minor differences and one not so minor feature missing on the A2E).

Robert Krawitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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