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Re: Printers using free software only

On 02/08/12 19:54, Brian wrote:
On Thu 02 Aug 2012 at 20:17:27 +0200, Martin Steigerwald wrote:

Am Montag, 23. Juli 2012 schrieb Brian:

All the major applications on the popular DEs are now geared up to
output in PDF format when printing.

Haven´t there been plans to switch CUPS to use PDF internally as well?

May I repeat the URL given previously:


Having applications produce output in PDF was all part of the plan to
have the complete printing workflow with CUPS use PDF. All the
essentials are now in place. It has been a truly remarkable effort.

It seems to be a good plan. I can see the advantages in it.

A pity it doesn't quite seem to work for me. I use a Brother HL5250DN printer, which used to work fine.

For a while now I've been unable to print from Iceweasel to that printer (it works on my Epson Stylus Color 470, although I can't get the margins set right). I believe this is due to Brother's BRScript Postscript emulation. I know some fixes are in place for that, but it still doesn't work - just prints an error page.

Recently gedit has failed to print properly, just prints a line of gobbldegook followed by several blank pages.


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