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Re: Printing

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Printing
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:52:25 +0200

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 12:08 PM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
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> On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 06:14:59AM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> [...]
>> > 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,
> [...]
> Hm. I know that's the modern "trend", but I am unconvinced that it is in
> the end a Good Thing. Implement all those interfaces for
> $rendering_system_du_jour (GTK, QT, Windows 32, whatever) instead of
> going for one more or less abstract (Postscript, PDF), well-documented
> and widely implemented?

Is not this reality versus ideality? I think most users on different
systems will appreciate that we use the API:s for that system. They
will know what to do at once then without having to relearn.

And a simple way to do this is to use an intermediate layer like wxwidgets.

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