Package foo2hbpl

Linux printer driver for HBPL protocol

foo2hbpl is an open source printer driver for printers that use the HBPL
version 2 wire protocol for their print data, such as the Dell 1355, Fuji Xerox
DocuPrint CM205 or the Xerox WorkCentre 6015. These printers are often
erroneously referred to as winprinters or GDI printers. However, Microsoft GDI
only mandates the API between an application and the printer driver, not the
protocol on the wire between the printer driver and the printer. In fact, HBPL
printers are raster printers which happen to use a very efficient wire
protocol. HBPL is just one of many wire protocols that are in use today, such
as Postscript, PCL, Epson, ZjStream, etc.

Users of this package are requested to visit the author's web page at and consider contributing.

General Commands
Command Description
foo2hbpl2 Convert Ghostscript pbmraw or bitcmyk format into a ZJS printer stream
foo2hbpl2-wrapper Convert Postscript into a ZJS printer stream
hbpldecode Decode a HBPL stream into human readable form.