PCLTool SDK is a collection of tools for converting PCL into a variety of formats BMP, EMF, JPG, PCX, PDF Raster, PDF Vector, PMF, PNG, PWG, PCLm, TIF, WMF and XPS. PCLTool SDK is unique in that it uses its own internal font engine to rasterize fonts 'on-the-fly' creating either bitmap files (PNG, TIF, etc.) at various resolutions or vector files (EMF, PDF, etc.) with TrueType fonts to match those resident fonts in Windows and in HP LaserJet IV.
PCLTool comes with a sample application program that exercises all the functions of our Transform .DLL's & Imaging .DLL's. The Transform .DLL does the conversion from the source PCL file directly to the screen or into an image file format.
PCLTool SDK v15 includes many new features and functions including a new text extraction method that can unscramble Chinese and other double-byte print streams back into legible Unicode or UTF-8 text.
In addition PCLTool SDK V15 has been ported to Red Hat Linux. HP chose the Linux version our SDK because we have the only product that can convert the complex PCL5e generated by the State of California’s CalWin system for its multi-lingual citizenry. PCLTool SDK is capable of supporting all the characters included in the Unicode specification for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Cambodian, Thai, Farsi and others.
PCL software applications are not normally an out-of-the box solution, so we encourage everyone to give us a call and tell us your application workflow. We will get you into the correct solution, saving you time and money!
Both of the DLLs that come with PCLTool are designed to fit into existing applications quickly and seamlessly. Converting a HP PCL print file directly into WMF/EMF format saves time and money compared to printing, scanning and OCR reading each page of text. The powerful new search feature can find a specific invoice in a 70,000-page print file and extract it for viewing and/or printing.