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Old 06-04-2004, 08:06 PM   #1
jmdlcar
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postscript or line printer


Dose anyone know anything about "postscript or line printer"? I'am using XFCE and it has Printer Management when you add a printer you can do postscript or line printer.

Can someone help me?
 
Old 06-04-2004, 10:08 PM   #2
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Line printers are very rare now, but all printers can deal with line printer output (no font support, no italics or bold - just text). Most printers (HP OfficeJet, Cannon InkJet) speak HP specific printer languages (not Postscript - sometimes PCL). Most of the larger LaserJets speak PostScript.

Most folks use print filters to turn PostScript output into the language specific to your printer.

A good place to start would be CUPS -- http://www.cups.org/ There's lots of documentation to read there.
 
  


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