[Openicc] What is exactly needed: Embedded Profile in CUPS raster !!

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at gmx.de
Mon Jun 6 23:54:53 PDT 2011

Am 07.06.11 06:37, schrieb Chris Murphy:
> On Jun 6, 2011, at 5:49 PM, Graeme Gill wrote:
>> Chris Murphy wrote:
>>> As for including ICC in the name of anything, I think it means nothing to 99% of users.
>>> So that makes it clutter for mortal users.
>> That may be true, but by not using it, you are failing to give them a tool to
>> understand what's going on. It's a key word. Yes they would have to learn it,
>> but once they do they can use it to start making sense out of the color
>> management landscape.
>> [ie. not introducing such simple technical terms is really treating them like
>> babies. That sort of patronising gets kind of annoying if you're trying to
>> understand things.]
> I don't think it's patronizing to reduce jargon. It is a "printer profile" or an "output device profile". I don't ever refer to things even myself as ICC profiles. If I thought there was some ambiguity over a "Printer Profile" found in a "Color" tab, then I would not be so reluctant to include "ICC". But it's not only superfluous, it's an acronym. This adds obscurity. I don't see it as being helpful but if the consensus is "ICC  Printer Profile" or "Printer ICC Profile" or whatever, I don't intend to complain about it.

And there are the CUPS profiles. Good to know that these are completely 
different from ICC profiles.

kind regards

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