[kde-linux] CUPS help PLEASE!

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 17 14:25:20 UTC 2013

It appears that the 1.6.x releases of CUPS print worse on my line 
printer.  I needed to print a very important document and I was using a 
very normal font: Times New Roman PS (Type1) to print my name:

James Richard Tyrer

The print preview on Open Office (3.4.1) was absolutely correct. But, 
when it printed, it didn't print the spaces so it looked like this:


I switched to the TrueType font and the lower case 'e's looked like 'c's.

This is not good.

The Ghostscript RIP converter (commonly called the "driver") works fine. 
  The problem is the CUPS driver, which never worked as well but used to 
work better.  Since KDE and Qt has changed the way that they print, the 
only way that I have been able to use the Ghostscript driver is to print 
manually.  I must first create a Post Script file by printing to a file. 
  Then I must use the Ghostscript RIP "driver" to either create a file 
which can be dumped onto the printer or use the Ghostscript RIP driver 
to directly dump to the printer.

Is there any way that I can use CUPS with the Ghostscript RIP drivers 
instead of the unsatisfactory CUPS RIP driver?
James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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