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Re: w32 issues

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: w32 issues
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 00:41:15 +0100
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Jason Rumney wrote:
Lennart Borgman (gmail) wrote:
Jason, you mentioned a work around setting up the printer to be networked. Is not the chance that it is a GDI printer rather high and that it will not work because of this?

There is no such thing as a GDI printer. GDI is a Windows API for drawing graphics. Printers take text or binary commands over a wire. Setting up the printer through the network solves the problem that USB ports do not have real character devices assigned to them by default.

Yes, but it is also the language used for printing on those printers, see for example:


As they write there such printers does not always recognize other printer language than GDI. They also mention the problem that the printer might be in a bad state.

Using the "network fix" does not necessarily seem to help, or?

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