QUESTION: What is PCL?
ANSWER: PCL stands
for "Printer Control Language."
PCL was invented by Hewlett-Packard
Corporation, and it is a
language that is used for describing the text
and graphics in documents. Technically,
PCL is known as a "page-description
Because PCL was invented by Hewlett-Packard
Corporation, it is
also known as "HP-PCL."
Files that contain documents described in the
PCL language are normally called
"PCL files"; hence, PCL
is known as a file format as well as
See also What is a page-description language?