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Posted By: GUEST,Jon
05-Mar-15 - 07:48 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Epson print drivers a load of crap
Subject: RE: Tech: Epson print drivers a load of crap
Yep, when stuck like that, there's usually a way if you you take the trouble to search.

The ppd file btw is a plain text file. It basically describes what the printer can do and has some information about which programs to use. When I wrote an Android to CUPS app, one of the tasks I had was to try to write some form of parser for these files. If you look at one, you might see it tries to describe a user interface.