[XeTeX] Printer doesn't print formulas

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu May 31 14:52:36 CEST 2012

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM, Tobias Schoel wrote:
> On 30.05.2012 20:27, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM, Tobias Schoel wrote:
>>> since some days ago, my printer stopped printing documents with math
>>> formulas correctly. He prints until the first formula, then stops and
>>> ejects the paper.
>> The question: did you update printer drivers or OS?
> Not conciously, which should mean, not at all, on my system.
>> You didn't specify what operating system you are using.
> Lubuntu 12.04 with texlive 2011 from tug.org.

And which/what kind of printer? (I guess it is a PostScript printer.)
There is also a slight chance that the printer has problems with those
fonts, or at least the part of software that "converts" PDF into
PostScript and passes it to printer.

When I was printing my thesis on Ubuntu Linux in 2009, everything from
one particular figure on was blank. It might be that also Evince
wasn't able to display that figure, everything was just white. When I
printed to the same printer from Mac, it worked well.

Can you try printing the same faulty PDF with live CD from a different
linux distribution on the same printer? Are you able to send the
document to printer by circumventing all the GUI programs (using "lpr"
for example)?

>> I would say that either OS is "broken" or there is some very very
>> subtle problem that isn't manifested on anyone else's machine. From
>> what I understood you had the same problem with LuaTeX and you didn't
>> yet report if other OpenType math fonts cause problems.
> I hadn't tested it with lualatex. I did now and it has the same problems.

Testing my ConTeXt example counted as testing LuaTeX. So yes, I would
expect the same problems with LuaLaTeX.


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