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

Glenn Johnson gjohnson at
Fri Jun 20 12:18:12 PDT 2003

On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 05:59:10PM +0900, 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.

Are you using an "up-to-date" version of ghostscript?  If so, that is   
the problem.  The last version of ghostscript that does not exhibit     
this problem is ghostscript-gnu-7.05_5.  I am not sure about the        
version number of ghostscript-afpl but recent versions exhibit this     


Try reverting your version of ghostscript to 7.05_5 and see if that
fixes the problem.

Glenn Johnson
USDA, ARS, SRRC			 Phone: (504) 286-4252
New Orleans, LA 70124		e-mail: gjohnson at

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