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

Rob Snelders rob at
Fri Mar 14 06:24:38 PDT 2014

Hi All,

 From my last job in retail-supplying I know a lot of Fax is still used 
in countries like Belgium, UK and a lot of African countries.
We wheren't communicating directly between the faxes and libreoffice, 
but I wouldn't say that Fax isn't used anymore.
Also in the legal the Fax is still used as a faxed document is legal in 
some countries but via email/internet isn't.

Rob Snelders

Caolán McNamara schreef op 14-03-2014 13:40:
> On Fri, 2014-03-14 at 12:31 +0100, Alex Thurgood wrote:
>> The fact that spadmin could be used to add Type1 PS fonts, which are 
>> no
>> longer supported, if I understand correctly, has also been, and
>> continues to be, an issue that crops up on the user list (and possibly
>> also in BZ) for some people.
> 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.
>> 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.
> 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"
> C.
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