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Re: Printing

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Printing
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 20:56:35 +0300

> Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 12:24:41 +0800
> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> CC: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>, address@hidden, 
>  address@hidden
> The problem is that the way Emacs renders text, even in GUI toolkits, is 
> based more on the way text is rendered on tty devices than on the 
> standard way of rendering text in the GUI toolkit. That does make it 
> somewhat harder to teach Emacs to render to a printer than it is for 
> other native GTK, NS or Windows apps.

Perhaps we could use some third-party library that does the hard

> FWIW, I agree that printing would be better done that way, but given the 
> complications of understanding and modifying the existing redisplay 
> code, it will probably be another 10 years before it is

ps-mule was introduced 10 years ago, and we are still basically in the
same place as far as non-ASCII printing is concerned.  So obviously
it's not like ps-print is going to get better in that area tomorrow.

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