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Re: Printing

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Printing
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 23:27:19 +0200

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:59 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I think that the browser will send PostScript to the printer.
> Yes, it will.
>> So I believe it will show that the printer actually can print all
>> the text
> Not necessarily: PostScript language includes a capability to download
> characters and images to the printer.  So the fact that something is
> on paper does not yet mean it was printed using fonts that are built
> into the printer.  (See ps-bdf.el for an example of how Emacs does
> that; however, the results are not very nice, perhaps because the BDF
> fonts are not suited well to printer resolution, only to that of
> terminals.)

Do you mean that the web browser might have the needed font and can
sent it to the printer?

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