Interesting development! So if that raw PCL is put in a printer device queue would it print for real?

Mike Cunningham

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Subject: Converting PDF to PCL successful

Hi all

Just succeeded in converting a PDF file to raw PCL on the IBM i. I used a most recent version of Ghostscript.

Basically it "prints" the PDF using a driver that GS has - the following command does the work:

/QOpenSys/opt/freeware/bin/gs -dSAFER -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=ljet4 -sOutputFile=some-pcl.pcl /home/USRDP2/some-pdf.pdf

This is VERRRRY cool!

The driver is for LaserJet 4 - there are other drivers that would also probably work.

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