Subject: Re: printer
To: Tom T. Thai <email@example.com>
From: Don Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/07/1995 18:37:08
On Apr 7, 1:28pm, "Tom T. Thai" wrote:
} Subject: Re: printer
} On Fri, 7 Apr 1995, Tom W. Cutter wrote:
} > Tom,
} > Are you using the serial, parallel, or network interface?
} parallel. HPLJ4mp. Got lpfilter from "Simon J. Gerraty"
} <email@example.com> and it works for text files. Thanks Simon. But now
} I would like to print from NetScape or others with bitmap files. Didn't
If lpfilter blindly does LF to CRLF mapping, I'm pretty sure it will break
PCL bitmap graphics.
My favorite minimalist printcap entry for printing text and PCL to a PCL
printer (more or less from memory) sets the following:
The ff sequence resets the printer and sets the end of line termination
so that the printer maps LF to CR+LF. You might also want to tweak the
margins and line spacing so that you can print 66 lines/page. The tr
sequence is just a printer reset, which has the side effect of causing
the printer to flush the last partial page (if any). If you sent a FF
instead, you could end up printing an extra blank page.