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AIX Version 4.3 Kernel Extensions and Device Support Programming Concepts

Adding a Printer Formatter to the Printer Backend

If your new printer's data stream differs significantly from one of the numerous printer data streams currently handled by the operating system, you must define a new backend formatter. Adding a new formatter does not require the addition of a new backend. Instead, all you typically need are modifications to the formatter commands associated with that printer under the supervision of the existing printer backend. If a new backend is required, see "Printer Backend Overview for Programming" in AIX Version 4.3 Guide to Printers and Printing.

Related Information

Printer Overview.

Adding a Printer Definition.

Example of Print Formatter.

Subroutines for Printer Formatters.

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