[reportlab-users] ascii85

Uwe Hoffmann qual at tiscali.de
Wed Mar 7 18:58:47 EST 2007

Tim Roberts schrieb:

> Uwe Hoffmann wrote:

>> the pdf interpreter in some (all ?) HP printers is not able to properly

>> interpret ascii85 encoded streams when confronted with

>> whitespace between the two terminating characters ( ~> ) .

>> I have read the ascii85/pdf spec and think the current reportlab

>> behaviour is correct. Nevertheless i think the printers won't be

>> able to correctly work with such documents in the near future.


>> As a workaround i have removed the _wrap call .



> Are you saying there are HP printers that can interpret PDF files

> directly? Or are you just talking about sections of a PDF that get

> passed through to the printer's Postscript interpreter verbatim?


one can send a complete pdf document to a hp printer which has the
"direct pdf printing" capability.

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