Pscript Capabilities

The PostScript Printer Driver (Pscript) provides the following capabilities:

  • Support for all PostScript printers, using printer-specific PPD-based Pscript minidrivers that describe each printer's characteristics.

  • A Pscript user interface, based on the TreeView control and property sheets, that is consistent for all printers, but is also modifiable for each printer's unique options.

  • A single Pscript renderer that, along with the GDI graphics engine, converts Microsoft Win32 GDI calls from applications into printer commands that can be sent to the print spooler.

  • Support for version 3.1 of the Document Structuring Convention, described in the PostScript Language Reference Manual published by Adobe Systems, Inc.

  • Support for printers that provide PostScript Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 features.

  • The following types of support for fonts:

    • Incremental downloading of OpenType fonts as PostScript Type 1 or Type 2 fonts.
    • Incremental downloading of TrueType fonts as PostScript Type 1, Type 3, Type 32, Type 42, or CID-based Type 42 fonts.
    • Incremental downloading of host-resident raster fonts as PostScript Type 3 or Type 32 fonts.
    • Full downloading of host-resident PostScript Type 1 fonts.
    • Printer-resident PostScript Type 1, Type 2, and CID fonts.
    • Font substitution per glyph, for glyphs that exist in the printer's character set.
  • Support for ICM 2.0, and allowing image color management to be performed on the host system or by printer hardware.

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