CUPS and HP LaserJet 4V printer: variable width font becomes fixed width

Rob Lahaye lahaye at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Jun 20 04:00:08 PDT 2003



Hi,

This is a reply to my own question.

Could it be related to the hp4v.ppd file in /usr/local/etc/cups/ppd/hp4v.ppd ?
At the end it says:

*DefaultFont: Courier
*Font AvantGarde-Book: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-BookOblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-Demi: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-DemiOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-Demi: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-DemiItalic: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-Light: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-LightItalic: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-Bold: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-BoldOblique: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-Oblique: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Oblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Bold: Standard "(001.009S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Italic: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Roman: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Bold: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Italic: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Roman: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
*Font Symbol: Special "(001.007S)" Special ROM
*Font Times-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.009S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-Italic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-Roman: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font ZapfChancery-MediumItalic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
*Font ZapfDingbats: Special "(001.004S)" Standard ROM


The line "*DefaultFont: Courier" is problably the reason for the
fixed width font, isn't it?

So am I using a font that is not defined in this ppd file? I never
had this problem before!

Thanks for help!
Rob.


Rob Lahaye wrote:
> 
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Since I have upgraded to FreeBSD 4.8 (with cups-1.1.18), printing has a 
> problem
> with variable width fonts. Variable width fonts are printed out as fixed 
> width
> fonts; so text looks ugly and runs over the lines.
> 
> I use "http://localhost:631/admin" to configure CUPS.
> 
> The LaserJet 4V printer is attached to a Windows 98 PC,
> and my FreeBSD PC prints via samba:
>   Device URI: smb://surfion2/hp4v
> 
> 
> I have tried as "Model/Driver":
>   HP LaserJet 4V, 4Si, CUPS+Gimp-Print v4.2.5
>   HP LaserJet 4 series, CUPS+Gimp-Print v4.2.5
>   HP LaserJet 6 series, CUPS+Gimp-Print v4.2.5     
> 
> 
> All to no avail.
> 
> Has anyone experience with this?
> 
> Thanks,
> Rob.
> 
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