Brother HL-L2340D printer and lpd?
kh at panix.com
Mon May 4 19:11:01 UTC 2020
On 2020-05-04 02:50, Polytropon wrote:
> However, it's really scary that a printer like the one mentioned
> here does not seem to understand ASCII text, even though it
> supports PCL standard (as shown on the specification page).
PCL was originally ASCII with proprietary escape sequences mixed in, but
that spec page says that printer understands PCL 6, which apparently is
a stack-based graphics language like PostScript, except binary. It's
supposed to include backward compatibility with PCL 5, but doesn't
always. So possibly what that printer understands has nothing to do with
I don't like it either, but there is heavy pressure to hold down the
cost of printers.
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