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Re: printing from w32 emacs

From: B. T. Raven
Subject: Re: printing from w32 emacs
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 02:10:01 GMT

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> > From: "B. T. Raven" <address@hidden>
> > Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 01:11:07 GMT
> >
> > Thanks  Lennart and Eli. Eli, yes I did read it, more than once. I
> > I even understood everything except the part about printing on a
> > network. I left 'lpr-command at "" (null string). I tried PRN (and
> > suffixed with :), LPT1, LPT2, LPT3. Printer light blinks once but
> > nothing else happens.
> Does it blink no matter which port name you use?  Or just for some
> specific port?  If the latter, which port causes the blinking?

Unfortunately, the former. It blinks once on all ports and then sends
everything to the bit bucket.

> You can cause the printer to capture a specific port in the "Ports"
> tab of the printer settings (Start->Settings->Printers and Faxes, then
> right-click on the printer name and select Properties).
> Failing that, there's a nice program called PrFile32 (look for it on
> the net).  You can set it up to be your lpr replacement with the
> following settings:
>  (setq lpr-command "C:/Program Files/PrintFile/prfile32.exe")
>  (setq lpr-switches '("/q"))

Thanks for this one. I downloaded the 32 bit version but haven't played
around with it yet.

> (If your printer supports Postscript, you can add 2 similar settings
> for ps-print.)
> > (setq ps-lpr-command "C:\\Program
> > (setq ps-printer-name t)
> >
> > I can print ordinary files with this setup but if the files contain
> > characters outside of the Latin-1 range then a popup dialogue
> > with: "Font for some characters not found..." when I run Postscript
> > print buffer.
> That's a different problem: you need to install BDF fonts and set up
> ps-print to use them.  See the large commentary in the file ps-mule.el
> for more details.

I think the font problem is the main one. For now I use only .ttf and
.otf fonts in the \windows\fonts directory. Can w32 emacs use both
types? I am assuming that I can't put the BDF ones in the same directory
with the .tty ones. Do you happen to know what combination of fonts
cover approximately the same range of glyphs as MS's- arialuni.ttf (file
size 24 Megs +/-) ?
Anyway I am going to try to start learning emacs on Linux instead (or in
addition). I'm going to try to install Fedora Core 4 on another machine
and see if things make more sense there.



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