which filter for my driver?

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Thu Apr 21 03:41:57 PDT 2005

greg strockbine wrote:
> seeing as how much trouble I'm
> having with pstoraster, I wonder
> what other people will do when
> they try to use my driver on their
> own system.
> In the documentation it states that
> a cups-raster filter is the quickest
> way to get one's printer working.
> I can see how that works fine for graphics
> files, but how do I route a text file into
> this pipeline?

On Linux/UNIX, text files are converted to PostScript and RIP'd if
the driver doesn't provide a text/plain filter.

> Is there another filter?  If so how would
> I specify that and how to route it into
> cups-raster?

Use the cupsFilter attribute to provide a text/plain filter if
your printer supports plain text, otherwise you can rely on the
CUPS filter chain to convert it for you.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software        http://www.easysw.com

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