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  • by Matts (1087) on 2005.11.21 16:35 (#44741) Journal
    So Postscript/HPGL solved this for a large class of printing problems, the only thing is that there were many settings which those languages simply couldn't control - new features in the printers that you still want control over from the driver, rather than from a separate "printer setup" system.

    This is more prominent with photo printing, which is still a relatively new technology for home printing, where dithering patterns, colour correction, tone enhancement, etc all cannot be controlled by postscript.

    I agree it *should* be easy to do this in a standard way (perhaps using XML with different namespaces for each printer, so you get a basically working system but extra features if you have a miniature driver-ette available), but we're definitely not there yet.