[NTG-context] LMTX generates PDFs with non-working fonts on real printers

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Tue Oct 4 13:54:10 CEST 2022


On 10/4/2022 12:53 PM, Leah Neukirchen wrote:
> Hans Hagen via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl> writes:
> 
>> On 10/4/2022 4:16 AM, Angel M Alganza via ntg-context wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 03, 2022 at 07:17:10PM +0200, Leah Neukirchen via
>>> ntg-context wrote:
>>>
>>>> When I print this "directly" (i.e. sending the raw PDF to the printer)
>>>> on a Ricoh MP3053 or on a Samsung CLP-680DW, I just get an empty page.
>>> I believe that is the exact same problem I have and that I described
>>> a
>>> few days ago in my email with subject "Missing letters and numbers in
>>> printout".  I have some grids on my document, which gets printed out,
>>> but nothing else does.
> 
> Another data point: Brother B205 doesn't print it either.
> But would all of these use the same licensed PDF renderer...
> 
>>>> The PDFs render fine on every PDF reader I could find.
>>> Same here.
>>>
>>>> PDFs generated directly from Context MKIV from TeXLive 2022 using
>>>> LuaTeX 1.5 render fine on these printers.
>>>> I've also printed PDFs from pdfTeX in the past fine.
>>> Same here.
>>>
>>>> Any ideas what I should try to help debug this?
>>> I was told that this is the default now, that isn't going to change,
>>> and
>>> that I could always use LuaTeX instead.  I could also use LaTeX, I
>>> guess, but I'd rather keep using ConTeXt at least while my old 32 bits
>>> OpenBSD installation works.
>> what happens if you include the lmtx pdf in a mkiv document as image
> 
> On above Brother B205, this document:
> 
> \starttext
> \externalfigure[foo.mkxl.pdf]
> \stoptext
> 
> only prints the page number of the outer document, which is kept in a
> seperate font:
> 
> NREXLC+LMRoman12-Regular             CID Type 0C       Identity-H       yes yes yes      5  0
> CLLXEY+LMRoman12-Regular             CID Type 0C       Identity-H       yes yes yes      8  0
> 
> I tried converting the pdf with pdfjam (which uses pdfTeX internally)
> before, which probably uses similar mechanisms, and it didn't work
> either.
what is sent to the printer .. maybe not pdf but something the printer 
driver produces

Hans

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