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Re: Printing fonts


From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: Printing fonts
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:14:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.0 (gnu/linux)

Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:

> Am 15.10.2007 um 20:43 schrieb Joel J. Adamson:
>
>> Is there a way to specify an arbitrary font (not just the set allowed
>> by ps-font-family) for ps-print-buffer or print-buffer?
>
> Have you tried to customise a bit? The Ps Print group contains the
> Font group, in which you can add more entries to the Ps Font Info
> Database. Then you can select from this new set.

I'll check that out; I presumed that the given choices were _it_ since
those would be all the printer would automatically have.

> This will have one problem: no non-built-in font will be downloaded
>to the PostScript printer. This might make it necessary to use an
>external utility to actually create the PS output.

That's the solution I've found; I created postscript fonts from my
..ttf fonts via ttf2afm and ttf2pt1 in a personal font directory, then
used them with GNU enscript (shell-command-on-region or
shell-command-on-buffer).  I used mkafmmap to create an afm map file,
then added that directory to my font path in .enscriptrc.  I figured
this out from the enscript FAQ.  This works just fine: I can still get
the Emacs "ps-print-buffer" style header, highlighting a la a2ps, and
the fonts I like.  This is simpler than redesigning prologues like the
a2ps info recommends.

I only discovered enscript after writing my initial message.

Thanks for responding,
Joel
-- 
Joel J. Adamson
Biostatistician
Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA  02114
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