Odd page size default

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Thu Aug 25 04:38:42 PDT 2005

Toby Blake wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm experiencing a slightly odd problem in relation to page sizes in
> CUPS.   I'm using my own ppd file, with the DefaultPageSize and
> DefaultPageRegion both set to A4.  Next, I install a printer using
> lpadmin, pointing it at my ppd using -m, then looking at the CUPS web
> interface for this printer, I see that it has its default page size
> set to Letter.  I can see that this has changed from the original ppd
> by doing a diff of the two files:
 > ...

CUPS sets the initial default page size based upon the locale - more
than likely either the locale is not properly set or the scheduler is
not picking up the currently configured language.  What locale is

It would probably be useful to report this to Apple (via the printing
list at lists.apple.com) so they can look into this as well...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software        http://www.easysw.com

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