[Scribus] Postscript files
Howard R. Hansen
Tue Apr 10 16:58:08 CEST 2007
Craig Bradney wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> Subject: Re: [Scribus] Postscript files
>> From: avox <avox at arcor.de>
>> To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
>> Date: 10-04-2007 1:47
>> hovergo wrote:
>>> This may be off topic.
>>> My computer parts supplier is adamant that new laser printers are non
>>> postscript, rather they use a new file format developed by Microsoft.
>> Microsoft starting FUD again, eh?
>>> As I am in the market for a new laser low to mid range printer, I use
>>> exclusively and Scribus easily exports to eps and ps, I am a little
>>> concerned. I find with 18.104.22.168 scribus, jpegs lose a lot in resolution
>>> printed and don't now why.
>>> Can someone offer some advice of tell me if postscript \ eps will
>>> as a
>> Your rumour supplier was probably talking about XPS which comes with
>> I'm not aware if Microsoft plans an update of older Windows systems to
>> use XPS
>> (pretty unlikely, IMHO), so it would not be very wise for a printer
>> manufacturer to go
>> that way.
>> Anyway, current printer languages are either Postscript, PDF or some
>> standard, eg. HP's PCL or Epsons Esc/P. Linux gets pretty good support
>> printer manafacturers recently (notably HP and Canon/Ricoh), so I wouldn't
>> you can't use them anymore.
>> Artifex already produces an XPS version of ghostscript, so even if there
>> will be XPS
>> printers, the situation is not as bad as with the old GDI printers.
> perhaps GDI is exactly what he meant. its not uncommon
I am more inclined to believe Andreas was right when he said the vendor
was probably talking about XPS. The following section extracted from a
Wikipedia article leads me in that direction.
XML Paper Specification
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The *XML Paper Specification* (XPS), formerly codenamed "Metro", is a
document storage and viewing specification developed by Microsoft
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft>. The specification itself
describes the formats and rules for distributing, archiving, rendering,
and processing XPS documents. Most notably, the markup language for XPS
is a subset of XAML
for Windows Presentation Foundation
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Presentation_Foundation>, so that
the methods used for rendering Windows applications can be used for
XPS is viewed as a potential competitor to Adobe
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe>'s portable document format
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_document_format> (PDF), due to
its ease of use, ubiquity in future Windows OSes, and a smaller download
in current OSes.^
includes dynamic capabilities, and will not be replaced by XPS when such
capabilities are needed.
Microsoft has indicated that devices aiming at /Premium/ level of
/Windows Logo/ conformance certificate will be required to have XPS
drivers for printing by June 1, 2007.^
XPS is shipped with Microsoft's Windows Vista
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista> and has the support of
office printing system companies^[/citation needed/]
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_sources> such as Canon
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricoh> and Xerox
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox> and software and hardware companies
such as Software Imaging,^
^See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML_Paper_Specification for the full
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