Version 3.1.0.0

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Changes in this release:

Type Tool Description
Error clearance Font Sample The application crashed if a user-defined symbol set file was used to define the required mapping/repertoire when generating a PCL XL test print file.
Enhancement Font Sample For printers which have non-volatile permanent storage (usually a hard disk), the option is provided to load PCL fonts from that storage, rather than loading standard printer-resident (ROM) fonts, or downloading them from files on the host workstation.
Enhancement Form Sample For printers which have non-volatile permanent storage (usually a hard disk), the option is provided to load PCL form overlay(s) from that storage, rather than downloading them from files on the host workstation.
Enhancement Make Overlay The tool now provides some (limited) handling of Prescribe commands (as used with some Kyocera printer drivers) which are embedded at certain points within PCL or PCL XL print jobs.
Enhancement Make Overlay The caption on the header of the Offset column now indicates the currently selected option (as set via the PRN File Analyse tool) for how the offsets are to be shown (as decimal or hexadecimal values).
This change was made to the PRN File Analyse tool in version 2.7.0.0 of the application.
Enhancement Misc Samples With the Unicode characters sample type, the Unicode block name (e.g. Basic Latin, Cyrillic, Mathematical Operators) and the Unicode category (e.g. CurrencySymbol, UppercaseLetter) associated with the selected code-point value is now shown.
Enhancement PRN File Analyse The results of an analysis may now (optionally) be colour coded.
Different background and foreground (text) colours (from the palette of 140 'standard' colours) can be associated with different analysis row types.
This can be used to make some parts of an analysis stand out (for example, warning and error messages can be highlighted), or just used to distinguish between different elements (for example, PCL XL operators following an attribute list can be seen more easily.
Error clearance PRN File Analyse In some circumstances, the tool crashed if a PCL XL print file contained a user-defined stream which itself contained a downloaded soft font.
This was due to the temporary files created to hold these items sometimes being given the same name (if created within the same millisecond time period); the names now have an additional analysis level suffix, which should make them unique.
Enhancement PRN File Analyse The options now include a Diagnostics section; the only item so far defined is to log file access (create, open, close, delete) to the file being analysed, and to any work files necessary to analysis embedded streams or fonts.
Enhancement PRN File Analyse Minor improvements to the handling and reporting of invalid or unexpected PCL sequences.
Enhancement PRN File Analyse The descriptions associated with PCL XL whitespace tags now include the common mnemonics (e.g. <LF> for Line Feed) associated with such tags.
This is in line with the similar reporting of PCL and HP-GL/2 control-code bytes.
Enhancement PRN File Analyse The tool now provides some (limited) handling of Prescribe commands (as used with some Kyocera printer drivers) which are embedded at certain points within PCL or PCL XL print jobs.
One such command (typically !R!SIR2;EXIT;) is often inserted at the start of the PCL XL header, which renders that header invalid (according to the PCL XL specification), which caused the tool to abort the analysis.
Error clearance Tray Map If a tray identifier value of 256 or greater was specified when generating a PCL XL test print file, the value was corrupted (by reducing it to a byte value - e.g. 259 became 3).