string option

Michael Sweet mike at
Thu Sep 1 13:55:43 PDT 2005

Meier Rudolf wrote:
> It seemes, that it's possible to use "string options" for printers,
> if you use foomatic. Unfortunatelly I really didn't figure out, how
> to use them... I didn't find any sample for this. Can someone tell me
> how I have to modify a ppd file, so that this works? ... or: how can
> I generate foomatic-ppd files... is there a kind of a ppd-compiler?

The CUPS DDK includes a PPD file compiler.  "string options" can be
supported by any driver (they aren't limited to Foomatic), however
you won't find a standard way to express them in the PPD file (yet).

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software

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