Brother HL-L2340D printer and lpd?

Victor Sudakov vas at
Wed May 6 11:30:12 UTC 2020

Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> 	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.

Dear Steve, 

You are a wizard! cupsfilter really works.
"cupsfilter test.txt | lpr -P ps" printed a fine Cyrillic page for me.

It seems that cupsfilter requires CUPS to be installed but it does not
have to be running. I can live with that. I can probably use cupsfilter
as a filter in printcap combining it with gs, to emulate a line printer.

Thank you ever so much!

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet
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