Odd page size default
mike at easysw.com
Thu Aug 25 08:03:41 PDT 2005
Toby Blake wrote:
>> Right now it uses the DefaultLanguage setting in the cupsd.conf file,
>> which defaults to the (equivalent) of "printenv LC_ALL" (if LC_ALL
>> is defined) or "printenv LANG" (otherwise).
> Ah, OK, the DefaultLanguage is set to 'en'.
OK, that will default to Letter size (en, en_US, en_CA, and fr_CA
are Letter, anything else is A4).
> Curiously, even though the printer seems to be set to Letter in CUPS'
> config, printing comes out A4, from apps and also from the command line
> (using lpr), so I'm a little confused as to how this is happening - i.e.
> what value the printing system actually uses for paper size?
It can come from many places; for the GUIs on OSX, Apple has their
own stuff for saving printing preferences, and probably is overriding
the PPD setting automatically. Also, I believe that Apple's PDF
filters always set the page size based on the PDF file, which would
affect printing from both GUIs and the command-line.
For the command-line programs, we use "lpoptions" and command-line
options to override the defaults; use "lpoptions -p printer" to see
the options for a particular printer.
> (Basically I want to distribute ppd files for all our printers to our
> Mac users, with a script to set up the printers for them - but first I
> want to make sure that all is working correctly).
Is there a reason you aren't using printer sharing for this instead?
Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software http://www.easysw.com
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