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Here is some sample of a file that I have...

I  7.0 c$lpi  12.0 c$cpi  /Courier 0 c$fnt  C$LMAR C$TMAR moveto  01 c$sl  c$nl  01 c$nl  01 c$nl  01 c$nl  01 c$nl  01 c$nl  01 c$sl  c$nl  

This file is sent directly to the printer, similar to a
Postscript file, however it is not Postscript.  I need
to know if anyone has seen this before and can tell me
what language it is in?  
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by:Asta Cu
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Looks like printer commands to me, lpi, lines per inch - cpi, characters per inch, specific fonts and control points for the printer.  Could it be PCL?
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by:heathprovost
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Lookd like PCL to me, but not sure.

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No, it's not PCL.
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by:Asta Cu
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or possibly PCL5?
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by:Asta Cu
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ATM?  If not, I give up, searched extensively multiple computers and internet, no hits.  What is this file?  Is 7.0 a version of a related app generating these printer command sequences?
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by:triso
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Can you tell us what type of printer you are sending this file?  I suspect this is a proprietary format for this printer.

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by:ryanmason
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Sorry but I don't have much more information on this file.  
We're having trouble getting answers from the client, that's
why I posted it here.  I was hoping that the commands would
look familiar to someone but they haven't so far.  I'm starting
to think now that it just may be a custom program that's creating and interpreting these codes.  I actually started trying to convert it code by code (since it's obvious what
each code does) and it's working.  

If anyone happens to know exactly what this code is then let
me know, if not then I'll consider this closed.  Thanks to
those who responded.


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by:Otta
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PostScript is a language which allows a "macro" to be defined.
So, each command, above, could be a call to invoke a macro.
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It is mostly a printer job language (PJL).

Try checking which printer it is being sent to, if it is a HP printer like HP LaserJet 5Si Mx, etc it is bound to be PJL.
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