ELP offers a variety of stethos developed emulations.

1. Here the emulations which are available on all Platforms.

They can be configured using the Startup Agent or Rule assistant. These data streams are converted to PCL 5 and usually even can be scaled to fit the destination page sizes.

The following list of ELP functionality which are not a real emulation, but convert bar code sequences and sometimes even a little more to PCL 5:

The benefit of the conversion to PCL5 is:

  • the result can be printed on any printer
  • The archive system get the document in a standardized format
  • ELP can archive it in the same formats.

2. Here the list of Emulations which are only available on the Windows platform: W-ELP


3. Other, available again on all platforms

3.1 HexEmulation

Once set in the GLOBAL or any positive search or triggered section, the output of the ELP server is converted into a readable hex data stream. Use any time the key

HEXOUTPUT=ON

3.2 Converting any special character in the data stream

ELP offers the possibility to encode any character in the data stream by the application, using an special hex ## notation. Therefore use the ini file key HEXCONVERSION. Any string can be entered, ELP will search in the complete data stream for this key and replace the following 2 HEX/ASCII Bytes into the ASCII character.

HEXCONVERSION=\x


Example data stream: Men\x81 will be printed using PC8 symbol set as the German Menü

 

 

Note: This function can't be used together with the next method!

3.3 Converting any hexadecimal coded strings in the data stream

Beside the way described above ELP offers the possibility to encode any hex coded data stream wrapped between the same start/stop character into its ASCII representative characters, using an special hex ## notation. Therefore use the ini file key HEXWRAPPER.

Any start/stop character can be entered, ELP will search in the complete data stream for this key and replace the following HEX/ASCII Bytes into their ASCII characters.

ini file: HEXWrapper=\ (which can also be coded as \x5C)

Example data stream: "print \1B28733342\bold"
is converted to "print Esc(s3Bbold" Esc is ASCII 27
and printed like this: "print bold"

Note: This function can't be used together with the above described method!

3.4 Simple emulations with fixed commands

Can also mostly be solved with rules

[Exchange italic to bold italic (PCL)]

Search_Binary=\x1B(s1S

Replace_Binary=\x1B(s1s3B

; Speed up the process

ReadOnlySearchKeys=ON

3.4 PCL3GUI HP Business Inkjet support

PCL3GUI HP Business Inkjet support