printing text file with LPD - non-printable characters

Don Lewis truckman at
Tue Oct 14 16:49:17 UTC 2014

On 14 Oct, Beeblebrox wrote:
>> We are using in production environments CUPS in the version 1.4.3;
>> this has a component 'texttops' which supports UTF-8 encoded text
>> (only) and prints UTF-8 nicely on the fly.
> Thanks for the input.
> Unfortunately, CUPS has been broken for me since May/14.
> (
> Installed CUPS components:
> cups-base-1.7.3_1, cups-client-1.7.3_2, cups-image-1.7.3_1, cups-pdf-2.6.1_1, cups-pstoraster-8.15.4_8, gutenprint-cups-5.2.10

I think it also broke for me around that timeframe until I found that I
also needed cups-filters.

cups-base-1.7.3_1              Common UNIX Printing System: Server
cups-client-1.7.3_2            Common UNIX Printing System: Library cups
cups-filters-1.0.58            Backends, filters and other software (was part of the core CUPS)
cups-image-1.7.3_1             Common UNIX Printing System: Library cupsimage
cups-pstoraster-8.15.4_8       Postscript interpreter for CUPS printing to non-PS printers
gutenprint-cups-5.2.10         GutenPrint Printer Driver
libgnomecups-0.2.3_6,1         Support library for gnome cups administration

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