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Re: Printing from modern Emacsen

From: Mark Aufflick
Subject: Re: Printing from modern Emacsen
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 22:53:20 +1100

My Optra T610 gives the below error. According to the demo page it has
 Postscript 3. I assume it's genuine because it doesn't say
"Postscript Compatible"

Unfortunately I threw out my LaserWriter IIg a few years ago!

ERROR: invalidfont

  # ERROR: invalidfont
 # OFFENDING command: definefont

 # stack:



On 3/1/06, Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm very sorry for not reponding on this subject.
> In article <address@hidden>, "Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:
> > In principle, I think it would be good to move towards a Unicode-based
> > printing system for Emacs.  Especially in the Unicode-2 branch.  I am
> > not sure how far away we are from that goal.  Handa, can you tell us?
> I've been working (but slowly) on using TTF font directly
> from ps-print, and just finished the first version of such a
> tool (ps-ttf.el; yet another external library for ps-print).
> It basically generates a Type42 PostScript font from TTF
> (defining only glyphs necessary for printing the current
> text) and embed it in the output.
> But, it requires a PostScript printer to support TrueType
> rasterizer (i.e. version 2013 or the later), and also
> requires several backward compatibility issues for version
> yanger than 3011.
> I tried to address those backward compatibility issues, but
> as I don't have an old PostScript printer, I'm not sure how
> well it works.
> So, I'd like to ask you to print the attached PostScript
> file on PostScript printers around you.  As recent
> ghostscript has no problem on handling it, if your printer
> is drived by ghostscript, you should be able to get the
> correct result.
> The file is created on emacs-unicode-2 by (ps-print-buffer
> "~/temp.ps") on *Character List* buffer for
> cyrillic-iso8859-5 using FreeMono.ttf
> (http://www.nongnu.org/freefont/).

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