Re: advice: writing a printer driver
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 00:37:07 +1100
"Julia Goolia" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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!!
- Re: CUPS printer hangs on remote print. Suggestions? (long)
... jobs from another machine printed via Samba to the same CUPS ... The printer for Linux, the Win2K development machine, and my OS/2 ... The PostScript output (from an OS/2 ... Textronix Phaser 550 driver) makes it to 'manticore', ...
- Re: advice: writing a printer driver
... >> very specialized vector graphics printer i am building. ... >> have any info regarding postscript driver source code? ... Is there a single postscript driver? ... > Linux uses ghostscript to translate postscript to other printer ...
- Re: HP Deskjet
... on a networked windows machine. ... Are the other Linux programs sending text or a postscript type file? ... Double check the driver being used by Linux and its ...
- Re: need help regarding text printing on linux
... >>We need your help regarding the text printing on Linux system. ... >>We are developing thermal printer driver on Linux platform. ... > either understand postscript, or understand PCL. ... and PCL don't map well onto the simple built-in control languages. ...
- Re: Fedora 5 - Intel Pro/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI adapter woes.
... Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection Adapter ... IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE USING THIS DRIVER ... Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection driver for Linux available ...