[cups.development] cups filter Xpdf/pdftops seems to produce

Helge Blischke h.blischke at srz.de
Tue Jan 18 05:07:48 PST 2005

Michael Sweet wrote:
> Helge Blischke wrote:
> > ...
> > Yes, but then you'd have to interprete either the DocumentMedia or
> > the BoundingBox comment to get the media size set up in the PDF file
> > (it is determined by the crop box, if present, or the media box
> > otherwise, if I remember correctly). It sould be sufficient to remove
> > the duplex stuff from that procedure as that has no counterpart in
> > the PDF file itself.
> The setpagedevice command is printer-specific, and it is not safe to
> set the page size that way.
> The page size can be changed in a PDF file on a per-page basis,
> so the DocumentMedia and BoundingBox comments are not applicable.
> The current filter does not set the media size from the PDF file
> and centers the PDF page by default; the "fitplot" option scales
> the page down.
> We have some pending changes that will allow the user to choose
> the scaling and page size behavior independently, however they will
> *not* use Xpdf's pdfSetup but instead the printer-specific commands
> from the PPD file.  We will, of course, include the corresponding
> DSC comments.

The setpagedevice operator as used by the said procedure is not device
but standard in all PS interpreters that support language level 2 and
But I must admit, since you still support level 1 devices, you have to
a different approach.


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom
tel: +49 30 75301-360

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