spadmin, fax machines, etc. is this still useful ?

Alex Thurgood alex.thurgood at
Fri Mar 14 06:37:06 PDT 2014

Le 14/03/2014 13:40, Caolán McNamara a écrit :

> Have you a link to an example because type 1 fonts "just work", there
> was no removal of support for those. The "add fonts" ability of spadmin
> was removed in 2012 and prior to that was only visible if your system
> didn't support fontconfig which is a practically impossible situation
> for many years now so I'd like to understand that comment a little more.

Not off-hand, I'd have to trawl through the LO user mailing list - the
problems might have been linked to a particular OS or particular Type1
fonts, I don't remember exactly now.

>> This could previously be set up in a PPD and included via spadmin,
>> including on Mac OSX. 
> I'm a little baffled, spadmin on MacOSX ?, what version included spadmin
> on MacOSX ? We certainly don't do it now.

Yes, I wasn't talking about LO, but during OOo times, before the switch
to CUPS printing, this was possible.

> If there are cases where fiddling with the ppd manually and adding that
> via spadmin worked, would not the same solution work by using the system
> tools to set the replacement ppd for the printer ? e.g. using
> system-config-printer under Fedora and "provide PPD file"

Unfortunately, I have no idea. My comments were made not to discourage
you from going ahead with your plan, just to relate what I had seen on
the LO mailing list and my own previous experience of before/after the
switch to CUPS printing, both on Linux and OSX.

Questions / bugs about PS Type1 support :

The last one, in particular (seocnd to last comment), provides a
workaround for creating AFM/PFM files on Linux, but note that this
didn't used to be a requirement, before the switch to CUPS printing was
made - previously, Type1 fonts were recognized in OOo "automagically".


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