How to get text contents from pcl spool file

Posted on 2007-10-07
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
How to get text contents from pcl spool file. When I am reading pcl spool file made from Arial fonts I am getting all the text data correctly from the spool file. But while trying with some other font like Comic Sans or other I cannot get any text data instead of it I am getting some garbage data like !,#,$, etc. Please kindly help me to find the problem behind it and please help me to find the correct text contents.

Question by:semaphoreindia
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    You'll only get text in readable form if font used belongs to the built-in fonts of the used hardware (respectively the PCL supported by that hardware). Otherwise the characters were passed as vector graphic which was not readable with a reasonable effort.

    Regards, Alex
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    Thank you for reply.

    But now I need to extract this vector text correctly from pcl spool file. so what I need to do?

    Thanks ,

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    Open another question concerning this matter, since it is different from the original question.


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