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Driver Execution on the Server

The other path executes the printer driver on the server. The client transfers print files in EMF format to the server. The server uses the PostScript, PCL, ESC/P, or other driver to convert the EMF file into the printer-specific language. It is not possible for UNIX to do the same. Currently, there is no program or method to convert a Windows client's GDI output on a UNIX server into something a printer could understand. This is illustrated in the Print Driver Execution on the Server diagram.

Figure21.14.Print Driver Execution on the Server.

Print Driver Execution on the Server.

However, something similar is possible with CUPS, so read on.

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