[XeTeX] unicode issue: "XeLaTeX - Symbola font breaks pages on my printer"

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Jul 8 21:35:44 CEST 2013

Am 08.07.2013 um 19:11 schrieb Joe Corneli:

> Can you recommend some strategies for making sure that I actually have
> a printable PDF?

Use a native PostScript printer!

Other printers need a host based (foreign) software that converts PS or PDF to a bitmap in a format the printer understands. This conversion software must not always understand what is contained in the PS or PDF file…

On my Mac I can use a software supplied from my printer manufacturer which converts PS or PDF to a bitmap that my PS3 printer also understands. The print-outs of these bitmaps look different. They not only look "out of focus" and are a bit scaled down, they can also show different characters (with PS input).

I can see the printed maintenance and bicycle symbols and their texts. (TeX Live 2012 with XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.2 (TeX Live 2013).) Have you looked into your printer's LOG file? A UNIX host maintains such a file, recording the sad and happy happenings around print jobs. Maybe the failure to convert the symbol(s) is recorded in your system's LOGs.



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