UNICODE utf-8 symbol is displayed correctly but printed as space on HP LaserJet 4050N




13 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Dieter Ebner, Assigned: Blake Ross)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1

In http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebesgue-Integral after the bold line "Definition"
there comes a capital Omega, which is a 2 byte utf-8. It is printed as a space
on my HP LaserJet 4050N and also on an older HP Laser Jet 4M+.
When viewed and printed by Internet Explorer, the Omega is displayed and printed

Reproducible: Always

HPLaserJet is actually two printers (because there are two device drivers): PCL6
and PS (= postscript). The problem occurs with both printers, with a small
difference: in PS the UNICODE symbol is printed as a bullet instead of an Omega,
whereas in PCL6 it is printed as space instead of Omega.

Comment 1

13 years ago
I am fairly sure that any character will print only if you have you have a glyph
for it in the printer's repertoire or character map - that is, some font which
is available to you.

You might want to check with the documentation for your printer, that you do 
indeed have a glyph for the capital Omega.

In the case of the 4M+, you will probably be able to print by rasterising the
page yourself using Ghostscript. This may be slow.

Greek characters are tricky things, and it may be that IE is not using Unicode
but some proprietary encoding.
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