Device Fonts

Michael Sweet mike at
Fri Apr 8 03:28:20 PDT 2005

Anonymous wrote:
>>Anonymous wrote:
>>>Hi All,
>>>    I am developing a CUPS driver for a line printer which supports
>>>Device fonts and Barcode printing. What is the best possible
>>>way of doing it? and what path should be followed to support these
>>Right now the best way is to provide a plain text filter which
>>supports a font option (or some special ESCape code to switch fonts)
> Thanks, but could you be a little more specific, where should the
> text filter be placed in the chain of cups filters. Will it follow
> the following chain

If you do a plain text filter, then the one filter would handle

     texttomyprinter -> backend

If you want to support a full range of printing then you need to write
a full Ghostscript driver; we can't help you with that here, but I *can*
tell you it will be a lot of work.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software

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