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Re: Emacs Installer for MS Windows

From: Gian Uberto Lauri
Subject: Re: Emacs Installer for MS Windows
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 08:52:53 +0200

>>>>> "SM" == Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Will the new version of Emacs detect whether the default printer is a
>>> PostScript printer?
>> Does Word detect if the default printer is PostScript printer or you have to
>> set default PostScript printer in Windows?

SM> You don't have to tell Word what kind of printer you have: you just choose
SM> the printer and that's it.  You do have to tell which printer it is at some
SM> point, of course, but that's done system-wide when you setup the printer.

SM> As for what kind of format is used between applications and the printer's
SM> driver, I have no idea.

The applications, AFAIK, create a "graphic context" and then they draw on
it both shapes and character gliphs.

In the  example I posted the gs  program (from the ghostgum  suite - I
fear it could be non-free) was told to use that system.

With  some saner  printer design  you can  send data  directly  to the
printer (on the LPT port or to the network address/port) bypassing the
driver, but dumber  "I need the windows driver"  printers do exist (HP
do you hear me :) ?)

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