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PCL Output File

Puppala, Kumar (LNG-CON)
Hello,
  I am noticing that the PCL output generated through FOP has lot of escape
characters, which makes this file very big. A snippet of such a file is as
shown below:

[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a888h1504VSchedule:^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1608h1504VD
aily^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a468h1602VDate^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a768h1602VSa
ved:^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1308h1602VJan^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1548h1602V1
,^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1728h1602V2000^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a468h1701VLast
^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a768h1701VUpdate:^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1368h1701VDe
c^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1608h1701V31,^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1848h1701V2003
^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a468h1799VNext^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a768h1799VUpdate
:^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1368h1799VJan^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1608h1799V10,^
[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1848h1799V2004^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a468h1898VPrevio
us^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1008h1898VResults:^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1668h189
8V20^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a468h1997VLast^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a768h1997VUp
date^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1188h1997VResults:^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1848h1
997V30^

Does anyone know why the output generates so many repetitive characters? I
have seen other PCL output files and they don't seem to have this behavior.
Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Kumar Puppala

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Re: PCL Output File

Jeremias Maerki
I think that's simply due to the fact that there haven't been any
optimization efforts on the PCLRenderer. It could very well be that many
of these commands are not necessary.

PCL is usually easily compressable. Why don't you just decorate the
PCLRenderer's OutputStream with a java.util.zip.GZIPOutputStream and
decompress (gunzip) the print file when printing it? Of course, if you
run into problems on the printer/RIP then it's a different story.

On 25.05.2005 22:10:55 Puppala, Kumar (LNG-DAY) wrote:

> Hello,
>   I am noticing that the PCL output generated through FOP has lot of escape
> characters, which makes this file very big. A snippet of such a file is as
> shown below:
>
> [*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a888h1504VSchedule:^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1608h1504VD
> aily^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a468h1602VDate^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a768h1602VSa
> ved:^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1308h1602VJan^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1548h1602V1
> ,^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1728h1602V2000^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a468h1701VLast
> ^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a768h1701VUpdate:^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1368h1701VDe
> c^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1608h1701V31,^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1848h1701V2003
> ^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a468h1799VNext^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a768h1799VUpdate
> :^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1368h1799VJan^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1608h1799V10,^
> [*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1848h1799V2004^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a468h1898VPrevio
> us^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1008h1898VResults:^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1668h189
> 8V20^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a468h1997VLast^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a768h1997VUp
> date^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1188h1997VResults:^[*v1O^[*c100G^[*v2T^[&a1848h1
> 997V30^
>
> Does anyone know why the output generates so many repetitive characters? I
> have seen other PCL output files and they don't seem to have this behavior.
> Any input is greatly appreciated.


Jeremias Maerki


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