Asian characters printing - not supported

Huw D M Davies h.davies1 at
Wed May 22 05:52:25 CDT 2002

On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 12:52:10PM +0800, leanne wrote:
> Dear all,
> We tried to print Chinese on notepad but failed.
> We found that WINE default only writes western characters
> to postscript.  Is that true?

This doesn't solve your problem immediately but... 

We've been working quite hard on making improvements to the PostScript
driver and now have code that should print any character that can be
displayed on the screen (assuming you're using client side font
rendering anyway).  The code downloads the TT font to the printer as
either Type 42 (TT wrapped in PostScript) or for older printers the
font gets converted to a Type 1 outline.

It needs a little more work before we submit it to winehq so please
bear with us for a bit.

Huw Davies
huw at

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