Glossary

Glossary

A

ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange

C

C
A computer language
Character Set
The association of numbers with specific printed or displayed characters or symbols

E

ESC/P
EPSON Standard Code for Printers

F

FTP
File Transfer Protocol

G

GIF
Graphics Interchange Format

H

HP-PCL
Hewlett-Packard Page Control Language
HP-PJL
Hewlett-Packard Printer Job Language

I

IETF
Internet Engineering Task Force
IP
Internet Protocol
IPv4
Internet Protocol, version 4; IPv4 addresses are 32-bits in length and often look like "nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn" and "127.0.0.1"
IPv6
Internet Protocol, version 6: IPv6 addresses are 128-bits in length and look like "xxxx::xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx" and "::1"
IPP
Internet Printing Protocol
ISO
International Standards Organization

J

JFIF
JPEG File Interchange Format
JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group

L

LPD
Line Printer Daemon

M

MIME
Multimedia Internet Mail Exchange

P

parallel
Sending or receiving data more than 1 bit at a time
PDF
Portable Document Format
pipe
A one-way communications channel between two programs
PNG
Portable Network Graphics
PostScript
A page description language that is most often used for printing
PPD
PostScript Printer Description
PWG
Printer Working Group

S

serial
Sending or receiving data 1 bit at a time
SMB
Server Message Block
socket
A two-way network communications channel

T

TCP
Transmission Control Protocol
TFTP
Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format

U

UDP
Unicast Datagram Protocol
Unicode
A universal character set for all languages of the world
UTF-8
Unicode Transfer Format 8-Bit