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Re: Printing

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Printing
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 06:19:26 +0300

> Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 23:27:19 +0200
> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> 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?

Not the browser itself, but the Windows APIs and the printer driver
can do that.

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