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Date: Wed, 9 Aug 89 10:04:45 EDT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Sausville)
Due to the disppearance of CHAOS on our main host, it's time to spool
printing through Unix to postscript printers. I've got the code to
communicate with lpd from cjl. What I'd like to know is: what system
needs to get loaded to get the LGP2 support, i.e., so I can declare the
printers' type in the namespace to be LGP2.
You don't have to load any system; Postscript support is standard. You
DO have to purchase the LGP3 support layered product; it consists of a
font widths file that is read automatically the first time a machine
creates Postscript data.
What I don't understand is why the disappearance of CHAOS should change
this. If you were formerly using CHAOS to connect to your print
spooler, and are now using TCP, it doesn't affect the format of the
files. CJL's software should work if you declare the printer to be
ASCII (I'm pretty sure his instructions mention this).
- LGP2 support
- From: Mark Sausville <saus@MEDIA-LAB.MEDIA.MIT.EDU>