Brother HL-L2340D printer and lpd?

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Wed May 6 11:07:08 UTC 2020

On Wed, 6 May 2020 17:30:26 +0700
Victor Sudakov <vas at> wrote:

> Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:

> > 	Self-talking - it's also in the freefont-ttf package - but
> > installing that didn't help.
> I'm following with attention! 

	My Linux CUPS installation prints UTF-8 text pretty well (the Thai
Braille and Amharic and the final Hello World failed on the classic UTF-8
test text), it has the FreeMono fonts embedded in the CUPS directories.

> As it turned out that I now have a PostScript-only printer, I need to
> convert text to PostScript, I wish you all success!

	It looks like CUPS works by using an internal texttopdf converter
and feeding to to pdftops.

	Installing cups-filters (quite a small package) makes this work

cupsfilter Documents/UTF-8-demo.txt >

	The resultant file views and prints fine.

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