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Re: Printing

From: grischka
Subject: Re: Printing
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 19:22:02 +0200
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> > 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.
> Under GNU/Linux, the above goes through Postscript: the app generates
> a Postscript file and then passes it to the printing subsystem
> ...

That is not what "the above" means. Postscript is not a "printer API".
If that were so then only postscript experts would be able to teach
their application to print something.

Btw, using "Print Buffer..." from the "File" menu on one computer gave
me an error  "Opening output file: invalid argument, c:/XPSPort:",
on another said something like "Printing OK" but did nothing.  (Both with

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