Re: getting gs to see ttf fonts
Chris Bannister wrote:
A ps file is just a plain text file.
Well, an image can also be made in to a gs file, which in turn is still
a text file. What I am trying to say is that the fonts which appear
weird to gs are probably being converted to an image in the ps file.
Given what I wrote above, ODT->PDF->PS is already an equivalent path as
It may seem that way, BUT its not working. The idea is to at least try
and narrow the problem down. It may be an equivalent path, it may even
be the same path, it may not, who knows? The thing is its all valuable
advice. Answers like that tend to put people off from helping.
Yup, I see your points. I will give your other suggestions a shot.
See my other post in this thread about other ideas, particularly the
I have these installed (BTW, the usherbrooke site that you said is not
an official site, it is actually a Debian mirror, listed on Debian website):
$> COLUMNS=120 dpkg -l *fonts* | grep ^i
ii gsfonts 1:8.11+urwcyr1.0.7~pre43 Fonts for the
ii gsfonts-x11 0.20 Make Ghostscript
fonts available to X11
ii latex-xft-fonts 0.1-7 Xft-compatible
versions of some LaTeX fonts
ii msttcorefonts 2.4 Installer for
Microsoft TrueType core fonts
ii texlive-fonts-recommende 2007-13 TeX Live:
ii ttf-bengali-fonts 1:0.5.1 Free TrueType
fonts for the Bengali language
ii ttf-devanagari-fonts 1:0.5.1 Free TrueType
fonts for languages using the Devanagari script
ii ttf-gujarati-fonts 1:0.5.1 Free TrueType
fonts for the Gujarati language
ii ttf-indic-fonts 1:0.5.1 Metapackage for
free Indian language fonts
ii ttf-kannada-fonts 1:0.5.1 Free TrueType
fonts for the Kannada language
ii ttf-malayalam-fonts 1:0.5.1 Free TrueType
fonts for the Malayalam language
ii ttf-oriya-fonts 1:0.5.1 Free TrueType
fonts for the Oriya language
ii ttf-punjabi-fonts 1:0.5.1 Free TrueType
fonts for the Punjabi language
ii ttf-sjfonts 2.0.2-1 Some Juicy Fonts
ii ttf-tamil-fonts 1:0.5.1 Free TrueType
fonts for the Tamil language
ii ttf-telugu-fonts 1:0.5.1 Free TrueType
fonts for the Telugu language
ii xfonts-100dpi 1:1.0.0-4 100 dpi fonts for X
ii xfonts-75dpi 1:1.0.0-4 75 dpi fonts for X
ii xfonts-base 1:1.0.0-5 standard fonts for X
ii xfonts-encodings 1:1.0.2-3 Encodings for
ii xfonts-scalable 1:1.0.0-6 scalable fonts for X
ii xfonts-utils 1:1.0.1-2 X Window System
font utility programs
I'm assuming, since you can print a PDF ok that you are just trying to
debug why the ps side of things doesn't work, otherwise you'd just print
things via the pdf route.
Yes, printing via PDF works okay. It is just the direct printing that is
the problem ... so I can still get the work done but it would be great
to sort this out.
Oh ... can you view the .ps with gv?
I see in gv exactly what gets printed in the printer ... boxes in place
of indic font characters.
BTW, the document I am trying to print is made in Unicode and my env is
I will try out your suggestions in the other post. But I am beginning to
think this may be due to how gs handles Unicode text, at least in