Re: advice: writing a printer driver
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 00:37:07 +1100
"Julia Goolia" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> i would like your advice on writing a printer driver for linux for a
> very specialized vector graphics printer i am building. does anyone
> have any info regarding postscript driver source code?
Thats a very naive question. Is there a single postscript driver ?
At the risk of doing your homework question, I will answer.
Linux (and most unix ) apps emit postscript to the printer subsystem.
The printer subsystem can then either deliver that to a postscript printer,
or translate it.
So if your device isnt going to handle postscript then you would need to
write a translator to turn the postscript into some other language.
Linux uses ghostscript to translate postscript to other printer languages-
however I think ghostscript de-vectorises. have a look to see how
ghostscript outputs to other vector devices.
>i would like
> to be able to suppose eps or svg. is it feasible to alter the
> postscript or svg driver source to do what i want on my device?
> thanks for your time!!
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