[NTG-context] problem with printing pdf files (MKIV on Mac)

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 14:35:33 CET 2011

On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 2:31 PM, Mojca Miklavec
<mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm not sure if anyone will be able to help, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
> I'm using ConTeXt MKIV 2011.03.11 11:45 (I will try to upgrade first).
> When I try to print the document from Mac (Skim.app) to two different
> printers, I get pure junk on both of them (bold and italic fonts come
> out semi-ok, but regular doesn't). If I print an older document or if
> I compile the same document with MKII, the document prints out fine on
> the same printer. The document also prints out fine when printing from
> Linux.
> I'm using one network PostScript printer and one network printer that
> is most probably using PCL drivers and both generate junk. I'm using
> "palatino" typescript.
> Mac is well known for displaying Word-generated documents as
> almost-pure-junk (one gets a different font and screwed up kerning
> instead of the original font that one would see in Word or in
> generated PDF when opened with Adobe Acrobat; but I'm not sure if it
> is Apple or Microsoft that have buggy software in that case) and for
> crashing on documents using smooth shading patterns.
> Does anyone have any suggestion how I could figure out what is wrong
> with the document? I would like to figure out if it is LuaTeX's or
> Apple's fault that it behaves so weird. (Can I send a document to
> PostScript printer on specific IP from a Mac without having to use
> Apple's libraries for handling PDF?)
opentype vs type 1
pdf version of mkiv vs pdf version of mkii


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