Asian characters printing - not supported
pilchman at attbi.com
Wed May 22 13:32:42 CDT 2002
Huw D M Davies wrote:
> 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.
A couple of suggestions/requests:
1. A lot of Wine users (the majority?) will be printing to non-
PostScript printers via Ghostscript. In this situation, embedding
the TrueType font in the output is unnecessary, as long as the
user has made Ghostscript aware of the font. Please enable the
user to turn font embedding off.
2. Please don't disable the current (very kludgy) method of printing
TrueType fonts. Client-side font rendering is definitely the way
to go, but it currently causes Wine to crash on my system. Until
client-side rendering stabilizes, I (and others) need to use X-
based fonts but print TrueType fonts.
Sounds like very cool stuff!
Ian Pilcher pilchman at attbi.com
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