[Printing-architecture] On the Continued Need for PostScript Workflows

Alex Korobkin korobkin+op at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 14:45:29 UTC 2013


2013/6/19 James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com>

>
> (It even gets the LanguageLevel wrong.  The pdftops filter in cups-1.5
> knows to pass -level3 to poppler’s pdftops(1) for this printer, but the
> one in cups-filters refuses to.  Hmmph.)
>
>
Just for the record, calling pdftops with -level2 is hardcoded into
cups-filters
(see a snippet from pdftops.c below):

      if (renderer == PDFTOPS)
        /* Do not emit PS Level 3 with Poppler, some HP PostScript printers
   do not like it. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/277404. */

-Alex
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