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Re: Printers using free software only

On Thu 02 Aug 2012 at 20:28:32 +0100, Dom wrote:

> 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:
> >
> >    http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting/pdfasstandardprintjobformat
> >
> >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.

This thread has wandered in some very interesting ways from the original
question posed. For suggestions to solve a specific problem, howver, you
might be better off with opening a new thread.

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