What kind of printer & how defined - there could be what seem like
unprintable that a printer, or host print transform will print a ? like
Is there a font replacement msg in the job log?
Is this all same printer? Is this *afpds or *scs?
If you take same spool, on save, & release under different users, do you get
In spool file attr, and the user job, graphic char set defaults to *devd.
Is the submitted job (which prints ok) exactly same data?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Paris" <jon.paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange-L Midrange-l" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 7:13 PM
Subject: Weird Printing Problem
I have a print file which is specified to replace all unprintable
characters with blanks.
Despite this, at (apparently) random intervals it will print a number of
question marks (?) before and after fields. Actually it seems to be around
literals mostly but ... It can occur with one user, but not another, even
though the job definitions and user profiles appear identical. It appears
to only arise if the print job is run interactively - but not if submitted
to batch and so on.
I know that this kind of issue can arise from code page differences, but
there don't appear to be any - and even so shouldn't the ?s be being
replaced by blanks? If I could understand how that can fail to occur I'd
have a better chance at tracking this down.
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