Bug 7070 - unable to prooperly print ASCII text (laserjet 5)
unable to prooperly print ASCII text (laserjet 5)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lpr (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 1999-11-16 21:35 EST by csgordon
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-30 11:19:24 EST
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Description csgordon 1999-11-16 21:35:32 EST
lpr does not print plain ASCII text properly on a laserjet 5p.  The
textonly.cfg must be edited manually to set CRLFTRANS= to YES since there
is not a check box provided to select this option.  Additionally, the very
first line in the ASCII text page is not printed, only the very bottom
fraction of the characters appear.  The printtool help states that the
margins may not be adjusted even though there is an option presented for
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-11-21 06:27:59 EST
Working on it...
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-11-30 11:19:59 EST
For the ASCII text problem: I've checked this on several different systems, the
"Fix stair-stepping text" checkbox, which takes care of CRLFTRANS, is there.
You've probably just overlooked it.
The margins settings can work only on printers that support it - if they don't
work, there's nothing we can do about it.
An ASCII->Postscript converter, such as mpage (included in the main distrib) or
a2ps (powertools) should help, though.

------- Email Received From  Chris Gordon <csgordon@visi.net> 12/01/99 20:25 -------

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