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NathanKP 457 days ago | link | parent

Does anyone here know the tool or technique to convert the printer format on his website to human readable format on screen?


So far I've discovered I can go to http://whytheluckystiff.net/SPOOL/TRUMPETS for example to download a file. Trying to figure out how to read the format at the moment.

Edit #2:

Looks like it is PCL format. I'm trying to find a decent Mac OS X program for converting PCL to image.

Edit #3:

Managed to generate this: http://i.imgur.com/AL9mSLr.jpg The quality is horrible though. I see now that some other people have already linked rendered versions in high quality, though.

It was fun trying to figure it out though. :)

itafroma 457 days ago | link

On OS X (Mountain Lion), I used PCL to PDF[1] and got the same output that gabrielgironda got[2].

[1]: http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/pcltopdf.html

[2]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5540904


NathanKP 457 days ago | link

Thanks for the link. I'll try it out.


srl 457 days ago | link

It's HP-PCL. I tried using http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/ps/pcl2ps, but all I get is a rectangle with the top edge missing.


cremno 457 days ago | link

GhostPCL: http://www.ghostscript.com/download/gpcldnld.html


abbot2 457 days ago | link

Looks much like printer escape sequences.


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