pfsetup - Manages I18N fonts for PostScript printers
/usr/sbin/pfsetup -s [printer_queue]...
/usr/sbin/pfsetup -d [printer_queue]...
Configures one or more fonts to be downloaded to specified or default printer queues. Downloads fonts to the printers connected to the specified or default printer queues.
Specifies a printer queue to be affected by the font configuration or downloading operation. When printer_queue is not specified for a font configuration operation, the operation applies to all queues for supported printers. When printer_queue is not specified for a font downloading operation, the operation applies to all queues for which fonts have been configured.
The pfsetup utility handles font configuration and downloading for PostScript printer queues and therefore allows users to print files by using fonts not resident in the printer. If you do not specify a printer queue, the command processes all printer queues connected to supported PostScript printers.
When entered without any flags, the pfsetup command shows the fonts currently configured for the specified or default PostScript printer queues.
Subsequent sections discuss the following topics in more detail: Font configuration Font downloading Supported printers Font selection Downloading frequency
Specify the -s flag in the pfsetup command to run the utility in font configuration mode. In this mode, you select the fonts to be sent to the specified or supported printers during a font downloading operation. The configuration information is stored and later used whenever the printer queue restarts. Therefore, font configuration needs to be done only once per printer queue, unless you decide to change the font configuration for that queue.
In font configuration mode, pfsetup lists all the fonts available on the system and allows you to choose from this list. Refer to the Font Selection section for font selection criteria.
Specify the -d flag in the pfsetup command to manually download fonts to one or more printers. In font downloading mode, the utility first gives you the option of loading all or only some of the configured fonts to printers associated with the specified or default printer queues. Depending on your response, pfsetup can merge all fonts from different queues connected to the same printer and then download them to that printer. See the Downloading Frequency section to find out how often this operation should be done.
When run in font downloading mode, the pfsetup command prompts for printer passwords. For PostScript printers, the default password is usually 0 (zero). Refer to your printer manual or system manager for more information about entering printer passwords. Downloading fonts alters printer status. Therefore, before invoking pfsetup with the -d flag, make sure that no one is using the printers to which you intend to download fonts.
You can use the pfsetup utility with the printers in the following table:
|Printer Name||Print Filter|
See the Font Selection section for printer-specific information needed when running pfsetup in font configuration mode. See the Downloading Frequency section for printer-specific information needed when running pfsetup in font downloading mode. See the i18n_printing(5) reference page for general setup information that applies to these printers.
Use the following criteria to select fonts according to capabilities of the supported printers and the languages required by print jobs: DEClaser 1152 and PrintServer 17
The times at which you use the pfsetup command with the -d flag to download fonts depends on the following printer-specific requirements: For the DEClaser 1152 printer, you use the pfsetup command to download fonts after setting up or changing the font configuration in order to enable the configuration. For this printer, font information is cached both in the printer and on a font-faulting server system. Therefore, if either the printer or the font-faulting server is restarted, you must again use the pfsetup command with the -d flag to download configured fonts to the printer queue. This operation restores consistency between the printer font cache and the associated font cache on the font-faulting server. For the DEClaser 5100 printer, font information is stored on a printer-resident disk. Therefore, you need to manually download fonts only after setting up or changing the font configuration. A font-faulting server is not used with this printer, so there is no need to manually download fonts just because the printer has been restarted. For the PrintServer 17 printer, font information is downloaded only automatically and only at printer startup time. For this printer, you use the pfsetup command to configure fonts, not to download them. If you want an initial or revised font configuration to take effect immediately, you can power down and power up the printer. Otherwise, the new font configuration takes effect the next time the printer restarts.
Commands: lpr(1), ffd(8), lpc(8), lprsetup(8),
Others: i18n_printing(5) delim off