im working on a project to capture the data form the parallel port and to reconstruct the file which is to be printed. My host machine is outputting file for a dot matrix printer. i can able to get all the data from the port and store it as a text file.
but i dunno abt the file format, etc etc which are concerned with a dot matrix printer. Also, i cant understand whats been in that file since i reckon it is on extended ascii.
I shall be grateful to anyone who gives he an idea about whats actually going on in the printer. Also, i tried for software like Ghostcript and Ghostpcl and all those stuff. is that file coming out for a dotmatrix printer, a prn file?
I'm really struck up here and time is running out for my project..