`printers.xml' is an XML-like file (there's no formal DTD) that contains very simple printer definitions. A typical definition follows:
<printer name="EPSON Stylus Color 1500" driver="escp2-1500"> <color> <model value=2> <gamma value=0.597> <density value=1.0> <language value=escp2> </printer>
There are other tags that may be present. The only ones that are mandatory are `<printer>', `<color>', `<model>', and `<language>'. The other optional parameters (gamma and density in this case) can be used to adjust control settings. This is probably not the right place for them; the printer drivers themselves should contain this information. There's probably no good reason for anything but gamma and density to be in here. Gamma refers to the printer's gamma factor; density is the desired base ink density for the printer. The Epson driver contains the density information for each printer at each resolution internally. An even better driver would adjust density and possibly even gamma for paper type. All the more reason not to have that information here.
If you really are curious about what tags are permitted, please see `printdefl.l'. I deliberately want to make this obscure.
Anyway, here's the definition of the tags that do matter:
<printer name="longname" driver="drivername">
This is handled very ad-hoc. It's ugly. But it's reasonably easy to extend, and it's buzzword-compliant.
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