Printing problems with wine

Lee Allen lee at
Fri Mar 16 07:43:04 CST 2001

In my experience, it doesn't matter whether your afmfiles are "the
right files" for your printer.  The WINEPS driver seems to not like
the the format of your afmfile(s).

Why don't you...
1) set --debugmsg +psdrv (if you haven't already)
2) determine which afm file it's choking on (should tell you the name
of each afm file as it's parsing them)
3a) if it's only one or two files, remove them, comment them out or
3b) if it's most or all files, post one of them

I am no expert in this area -- I just have WINEPS working.  There's
always a chance someone will jump in and tell us this is a known

-Lee Allen

On Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:08:33 +0100, Norman-Hendrik Riedel
<nriedel at> wrote:

>On Fri, 16 Mar 2001, Lee Allen wrote:
>> I looks like everything is set up correctly.  It seems to indicate it
>> doesn't like your afm files.  What version of Wine are you running?
>> Can you confirm your afm files are correct? =20
>I use wine
>Version: 1:0.20010223.034024 from=20
>I got my afmfiles from adobe via ftp. Maybe I got the wrong
>files? I didn=B4t find anything about the question, which files I need. The
>documentation of wine also seems to be not very up to date. I used the afm
>files suggested in the documentation. Anyway, I got the fontnames.pdf from
>Adobe and will try to find the right files by searching in the ppd file of
>my printer (looks like a torture :(( ) and set it up. Hopefully that
>> Now this is not relevant, just curiosity: What application are you
>> running?
>Mainly I=B4m interested in IsisDraw 2.3 . It=B4s a program for drawing
>chemical structures. Unfortunately there is no useful software for Linux
>in that field as far as I know.
>Thanks anyway

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