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From Chris Bowditch <bowditch_ch...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: Newbe PCL question
Date Fri, 01 Apr 2005 07:54:31 GMT
Charles Griswold wrote:

> I've been trying an example of generating FO for a PCL printer.  I have 
> two printers, a HP 1210 Multifunction and a Canon s820.  I get a printer 
> error when I send the pcl stream to the hp and no response from the Canon.
> I'm guessing that these printers do not support PCL.  I researched the 
> HP web site and it says that all laserjet printers support PCL but no 
> mention of deskjets.

What did you put in your FO? The PCL Renderer in FOP is very basic and you 
should test your printers using just plain text in your FO. If the FO is 
complicated with lists, tables and lots of graphics, then the PCL Renderer 
wont cope.

> 
> Am  I correct in my thinking that these printer are not compatible with 
> PCL?
> Is there any java capable solution where a PCL stream can be converted 
> to other formats?

FOP can output Postscript too.

Chris


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