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Re: Printing

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Printing
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 13:17:52 +0900

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> What other way to print are you thinking of?
> The way every modern platform does that: through a printer API,
> whereby you select fonts and layout, then render text to some device,
> and the text gets printed to the printer you select.

But that's exactly what postscript _is_ -- a printer API that lets you
select fonts and layout and then renders text to some device....

It's sad that some printers don't support it, but it's not like the
alternatives are much more dependable (maybe pdf is, these days, but
it's basically postscript, so maybe something could be worked out).


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