05303336 is referenced by 122 patents and cites 10 patents.

A printing system in which a plurality of terminals for creating document data with different printing protocols or character codes, the document data including a string of printing commands, are connected to a print server for printing the document data via a network. Each terminal includes a device adding an identifier indicating a printing protocol or character code of the document data to be sent to the print server. The print server includes a converter for converting the different printing protocols or character codes into a common printing protocol or a common set of character codes according to the identifier. The print server may includes a memory for storing command processing programs associated with the different printing protocols or different sets of character codes and a switcher for selecting one command processing program or one set of character codes according to the identifier.

Title
Printing system including print server
Application Number
699660
Publication Number
5303336
Application Date
January 14, 1993
Publication Date
April 12, 1994
Inventor
Chikahiko Nagata
Hadano
JP
Keiichi Nakane
Yokohama
JP
Seiji Kageyama
Yokohama
JP
Agent
Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus
Assignee
Hitachi
JP
IPC
G06F 3/12
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