[sane-devel] Canon imageClass MF4770n

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Tue Mar 24 12:27:09 GMT 2020


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Am 21.03.20 um 04:04 schrieb Olaf Meeuwissen:
> Hi Rolf,
> Rolf Bensch writes:
>> Hi,
>> 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 know.  From my experience with EPSON devices, there are no easy
> rules.  It seems like the various marketing divisions just pick model
> names as they see fit.
>> I decided to follow Canon's policy for their scanner drivers, to use the
>> family names, e.g. Canon imageClass MF4700 Series.
> That is one approach, assuming that there is actually some logic to the
> use of "Series".  If I see MF4700 Series, I would sort of expect any
> MF47xx or MF470x device to be covered.  I don't know about the Canon
> devices, but for EPSON I see stuff like
>   - L360 Series
>   - L362 Series
>   - L364 Series
>   - L365 Series
>   - L366 Series
> at which point I seriously question the meaning of "Series".
>> Adding some explanation in pixma scanners section header
>> (http://www.sane-project.org/lists/sane-backends-cvs.html#S-PIXMA) could
>> 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.
> I guess the best approach is to simply add whatever model name monikers
> are available for a device.  The purpose of our description files is for
> our users to be able to find their device.  Whatever makes that task a
> bit easier is a Good Thing.
> Hope this helps,
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