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postscript printing from emacs

From: Stein Arild Strømme
Subject: postscript printing from emacs
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 15:03:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)


I have the following problem printing with ps-print-buffer:  The
printer gives me one page containing only the letters "IB", and a
second page containing the following:

PCL XL error
       Subsystem:  KERNEL
       Error:      IllegalOperatorSequence
       Operator:   0x1b
       Position:   2

ps-print.el version 6.6.7, emacs 22.0.50.  Any idea what this is?  If
the postscript file is generated using ps-spool-buffer instead,
Ghostview is able to display the file correctly, but the same problems
occur if I try printing.  I have even moved the ps file to my Mac, and is not able to display it properly.  

I take all of this to point in the direction of ps-print.el.  Any idea
how this can be fixed?  If an expert in postscript code wants to look
at the code, an example can be found on
(based on a buffer containing only the single letter "a").

As alternatives, I'm exploring ways to use a2ps or enscript instead,
but they don't seem to support utf-8.  Other ways?

Grateful for advice.  We need only very basic printing.  

(lpr-buffer itself chokes on non-ascii characters; this may be due to
a complex printing environment at my institution, where there is a
Windows print server.)

Stein Arild Strømme            +47 55584825, +47 95801887
Universitetet i Bergen                  Fax: +47 55589672     
Matematisk institutt, UiB         
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