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Re: problems printing non-usascii characters

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: problems printing non-usascii characters
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 23:49:23 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

"A. L. Meyers" <address@hidden> writes:

> Sounds simple but it puts me out of my depths, which, admittedly, are
> very shallow.  Some observations:
> 1. The problem exists with Gentoo GNU/Linux, not with Debian 3.0.
>    (Perhaps blissful Southwestern US Province influence; they would
>    anyway have preferred countinuing with 7bit ascii forever. ;-) )

What did you do in Woody (that's the version, right?) to make it work?
It's not working in my Woody :-(

Maybe you installed some font package.  Hm.  "apt-cache search bdf"
doesn't turn up fonts, only utilities.

> 2. Cannot find the verb "to frob" in my English dictionary.

It means to change.  It also has some connotations about how
fine-grained it is, but I'm sure that (there's
also an Emacs interface called dict-web.el I think) has the full

> 3. Have a Postscript level 3 printer.  How can I know if it "groks"
>    (he-he) Latin-9 directly?

I suggest to pretend it does.  Then print some umlauts and see if
they come out.  Then print the euro sign and see what you get.

A large number of young women don't trust men with beards.  (BFBS Radio)

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