On Thu, 15 Feb 2007, francesco lunardi wrote:

Hello i have a problem and i can not solve with print emulator lp5250d
when i print any document with lp5250d i have in my output same lines
repeated.I suppose the duplication is for bold font for impact printers,
but my output is an pdf document.
When i use scs2ps i have the output correct but is in an orrible
font.Why?
this is my macro line for lp5250d
arpdfo {
       host = 10.10.10.250
       env.DEVNAME = ARPDFO
outputcommand=scs2ascii | enscript -Brq --margins=50:50:150:0
       -fCourier@6 -d asArPDF
}

You are correct that bold on impact printers was accomplished by sending the bolded characters to the printer twice and slightly offsetting the second set of characters. I'm guessing that this is confusing enscript and it can't figure out where to appropriately place the second set of characters. scs2ascii doesn't detect this bold situation and enscript doesn't have a way of doing so either that I know of.

Have you tried using scs2pdf? scs2pdf does handle the bolded characters correctly. scs2pdf also sometimes has page size problems, but it may work for you. Could you try it and report back the results?

James Rich

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