pcl6 -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile= pcl6 -PPCL5E. What happens when you try rendering the PCL input with Ghostscript? Eg to the display device. If it doesn’t render its not going to end up in a PDF either. GhostPCL is PCL technology; it is not intended to be a finished software application Generally the GhostPCL languages are compliant with the Genoa ( now.
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Print PCL to PDF using GhostPCL
The logo is of the format:. When printing the file as a PCL file, the image prints out correctly, but when converting to pdf, the following takes it’s place:. I recognize that the format is meant to be matched against some sort of embedded image or font, but it has been really difficult trying to find useful documentation on PCL so I can actually figure out what these characters mean or the conversion process. Can anyone offer some insight on how to approach the conversion?
I’ve also attempted converting to postscript and printing then and the same behavior occurs. When rendering the PCL file in a viewer, the same text shows up instead of the image.
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But when printing, the logo does show up. To clarify, sending the PCL file to a printer directly does not seem to cause the problem i.
It’s only when I attempt to convert it to another file format that the problem occurs. What happens when you try rendering the PCL input with Ghostscript?
Eg to the display device. If it doesn’t render its not going to end up in a PDF either.
If it works to a PCL printer, but not when rendering you can open a bug against ghostpcl. If it renders but does not end up in the PDF then you can open gjostpcl bug against ghostspcl with the ‘pdf writer’ component. Its possible that the logo is shown using a rasterop, this is a part of the PCL imaging model which ghostplc no counterpart in PDF and so cannot be reproduced. The result of using a rasterop with the PDF device is variable, sometimes it will do what you expect, often it will not.
Niemczyk Apr 28 ’14 at Unfortunately that’s not an easy question, the problem is that, unlike PDF, the only way to tell is to examine each and every operation executed by the PCL file to see if it is a rasterop. And there is more than one rasterop. In fact if memory serves there are technically of them.
Did you try rendering the file to the display device with Ghostscript? Unfortunately, I do not have a good way to really do that. I’m SSHing into a remote machine to do this via putty and have no xterm setup available. If I try copying the PCL file to windows and using a different PCL viewer to view the file ghostpcl isn’t working on my windows box for some reasonthe same text is in the upper corner, but since this is now on a different machine, I don’t think that it’s even a reliable test anymore.
I’ve tried converting the file into other formats and receive the same issue. Niemczyk Apr 30 ’14 at Can you share the file? I could look at it for you.
I will have to see if I can generate a customer-agnostic one. The ones I’m currently dealing with have customer information in them. Niemczyk May 1 ’14 at Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Facebook. Sign up using Email and Password.