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Bug#532373: Confirmed on HP LJ 4100

Hello Francesco,

On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 06:00:01PM +0200, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > I can confirm this with HP LaserJet 4100. I believe this to be caused by the
> > pdf2ps step. More info in bug 523269.
> I don't know if the issue I reported is caused by the pdf2ps step.
> I can add the following information, though.
> First off, the bug shows up with every kind of document: with PDF files
> printed directly (via lpr) or from xpdf, with plain text files printed
> directly (via lpr), ...
> Secondly, I've just tried the workaround suggested in
> http://bugs.debian.org/523269#18
> Unfortunately, it does *not* solve my issue.
> I can still reproduce the bug (e.g.: with plain text files), after
> applying the workaround.

Well, the presented workaround works only for printing PostScript files.  This
means that direct (lpr) printing of PDF and plain text files still goes
through that pdf2ps step, going out crippled. I'm not sure how xpdf prints,
but programs like evince should still print using PostScript, making that
workaround useful. Also, if you manually convert the PDF to PostScript using
pdftops (which is in poppler-utils and is something completely different than
ghostscript's pdf2ps), you should be able to print correctly.

Tomáš Janoušek, a.k.a. Liskni_si, http://work.lisk.in/

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