Canon printer and TurboPrint

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Thu May 28 20:33:39 UTC 2009

> The above command works, for example, with a line printer
> (dotmatrix printer) with NO driver, even works with a HP
> Laserjet - it uses the built-in text fonts to print the
> text.

You exaggerate, configuring /etc/printcap and filter is natural part of 
printer installation.

>> incredibly simple to implement both in printer and software.
>> but looks like too difficult for manufacturers.
> When they would tell on the box "Works with every system, no
> driver needed".

As i already told, manufacturer don't need to say this, instead say the 
same as already says. Just sell THE SAME PRINTER with different product 
name/number as unix printer.

And instead of attaching 5GB of super extra important stuff, just attach 1 
page instruction about how to configure postscript filter by say 
ghostscript or maybe URL on their site with examples

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