[Wlug] Possible Printer discussion

Wes Allen wallen@charter.net
Fri, 6 Dec 2002 22:20:43 -0500


Above my head, but it sounds interesting.
Scanners would be a neat topic as well in that vein...

On Friday 06 December 2002 9:58 pm, Andy Stewart wrote:
> HI everybody,
>
> If it were possible for me to get a person to speak to WLUG regarding
> printers and printer drivers, would that be of interest?  (Hint:  say
> "yes").
>
> I'm thinking of a programmer's talk here, not a user level talk.
>
> For example, what does the skeleton of a printer driver look like?
>
> What functions must it provide to user level software, and what does it
> pass to a queueing system or perhaps directly to the printer?
>
> How are JPG pictures converted to dots of ink that appear on your printer
> paper?
>
> What's the deal with these different dithering algorithms?  What is
> dithering, and why do it?
>
> These are just some ideas to get the creative juices flowing.  Let me know
> what topics in this realm would be of interest at a future WLUG meeting.
>
> Once I have that information, I'll see if I can find a speaker to address
> these topics.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andy

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