Page description languages

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Name Page description languages
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Overview

These formats describe how a page that is to be printed looks like. It's mostly used as final format before the data is sent to the printer. See also Document, Markup, and Electronic Publishing formats.

  • DVI TeX/LaTeX
  • EMF, a variant of WMF as used by Windows in print spooling
  • ESC/P, Epson Standard Code for Printers
  • ESC/POS, Epson printer commands for Point of Sale systems
  • HP-GL
  • IJPDS (Inkjet Printer Data Stream; Kodak Versamark)
  • OpenXPS (Open XML Paper Specification)
  • PCL (e.g. PCL5, PCL6 used in laser printers)
  • PDF (derived from PostScript)
  • PS, EPS (Adobe PostScript)
  • PPD, describes the printer
  • Zj-Stream (Zenographics)

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