PCL to PDF conversion

The new version of Aspose.Pdf for Java 3.0.1 has been released. It provides with you the option to convert PCL files into PDF format. PCL (Printer Command Language) is a Hewlett-Packard printer language developed to access standard printer features. With this latest version of Aspose.Pdf you can convert these files into PDF format.

Here’s a detailed description of supported commands by versions of the Aspose.Pfd for Java:

Sets of commandsSupportExceptions
Job control commands2.8Duplex printing mode.
Page control commands2.8Perforation Skip command.
Cursor Positioning Commands2.8Transparent Print Data Command.
Font selection commands2.8Embedded soft fonts. In current version instead of creating soft font our library selects
suitable font from existing TrueType fonts.Suitability is defined by width/height ratio. User Defined Symbol Sets.
Raster graphics commands2.8
Color commands3.0.1
Print Model commands3.0.1
Rectangle area fill commands3.0.1
HP-GL/2 Vector Graphics commands2.8Screened Vector Command, Transparency Mode Command, Character Fill Mode Command, Transparent Data Command, Extra Space Command, Scalable or Bitmap Fonts Command,
Character Slant Command, Rotate Coordinate System CommandDefine variable Text Path Command is in beta version.

In upcoming releases, we plan to include complete support for soft fonts.

As well as support for PCL files, this release also introduces the following improvements:

  • Converting medium and large XML files to PDF is now 5-10 times faster.
  • Added feature for setting DPI manually for headless systems by setting system property aspose.pdf.dpi.
    For example:
    java -Djava.awt.headless=true -Daspose.pdf.dpi=120 -cp aspose.pdf-3.0.1.jdk15.jar:. your.entry.Point

Please download and try using the latest release version from Aspose.Pdf for Java 3.0.1.