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Date:      Tue, 5 May 2020 14:26:02 -0500
From:      Valeri Galtsev <>
Subject:   Re: Brother HL-L2340D printer and lpd?
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On 5/5/20 1:49 PM, Kurt Hackenberg wrote:
> On 2020-05-05 14:01, Victor Sudakov wrote:
>> A PostScript translator (GhostScript or any other) can be expected to
>> "raster" the PS input incorrectly if this input contains encodings it 
>> does
>> not understand, or glyphs/fonts it is lacking.
>> I've seen so many problems with Cyrillic in my life, believe me. I've
>> seen PDFs with some Cyrillic glyphs replaced by garbage, and much more
>> of such weird stuff than I wish to see.

Which in case of PDF documents can easily be avoided on document creator 
side by requesting that all fonts used are embedded into document 
produced. But hey, go train those who create these PDFs...


> It would be nice if you could send plain Unicode to a printer. Ideally, 
> I guess, either compressed or not -- UTF-8, UTF-16, or UTF-32. I don't 
> expect it to happen.
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Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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