[sane-devel] Canon imageClass MF4770n
rolf at bensch-online.de
Fri Mar 20 12:14:33 GMT 2020
I don't look through Canon's marketing policy how they name their
devices. It's not such easy as it looks like: EU = 5, US = 7.
E.g.: For Canon imageClass MF4700 Series I found these models:
MF4720, MF4730, MF4750, MF4770 and MF4780 (1x Asia, 3x Europe, 1x US).
For other models Canon is also playing with the suffixes:
e.g. amongst others i-SENSYS MF210 Series provides these scanners:
MF211, MF213w, MF215, MF217w. Some Asian, Europe and US.
Some time ago I asked me the question, how to identify all available
scanner family members all over the world. I stopped this after
searching a small amount of scanners on Canon's international websites.
It's a real torture.
I decided to follow Canon's policy for their scanner drivers, to use the
family names, e.g. Canon imageClass MF4700 Series.
Adding some explanation in pixma scanners section header
help, what 'Series' stands for. Or using a 'x' could also help, e.g.
'Canon imageClass MF47x0', without 'Series' and suffixes but with an
explanation in the section header.
What do you think about this?
Am 20.03.20 um 02:28 schrieb Olaf Meeuwissen:
> Hi Ralph,
> Ralph Little writes:
>> I notice that we have an entry for my AIO in the Supported Scanners page
>> under the European name of i-SENSYS MF4700 series (which is how we announce
>> it in the pixma backend). However, over here in the Americas, we would not
>> recognise that.
>> Would there be any objection if I also add a cross reference to it from
>> Canon imageClass MF4770n so that people coming to the list looking for this
>> machine would be able to find it? I notice that we do for other machines.
> No objections here. A long while back I've done the same for a large
> number of EPSON devices. The idea is that people can actually find
> their device in the lists (and not everybody is knowledgeable enough to
> search on USB vendor/product IDs).
> Hope this helps,
> Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2 FSF Associate Member since 2004-01-27
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