Wprint is a filter for Mozilla (Firefox, Galeon, etc.), Htmldoc, and Netscape PostScript output that uses TrueType fonts to allow the printing of pages written in Unicode, Big5, KOI8, SJIS, the ISO-8859* charsets, and others.
|May 11, 2005
Added support for newer htmldoc (>= 1.8.24), mozilla (>= 1.7.3) and firefox versions.
|April 2, 2002
Added support for htmldoc newer versions (>= 1.8).
|March 7, 2002
Fixed postscript parsing for Mozilla/Galeon.
|December 17, 2001
Corrections to the configuration file.
|October 28, 2001
Bugfix, failed to process long list of fonts.
|October 26, 2001
Works with freetype2 and freetype (automatic build). Major code cleanup.
|August 23, 2001
||wprint-2.00-pre3 Fixes problem with Galeon output.
Corrected bugfix with japanese output from Netscape.
|August 22, 2001
||wprint-2.00-pre2 Works with Mozilla 0.9.3, bugfixes.
|August 18, 2001
||wprint-2.00-pre1 Added HtmlDoc support.
|August 14, 2001
||wprint-1.33 Added copyright info (test font).
|July 23, 2001
||wprint-1.32 Bugfixes, see the changelog.
What is wprint?
A filter for Netscape and Mozilla that allows to print pages in (at least)
Unicode, Big5, SJIS and all the ISO-8859* charsets using true type fonts.
Although it was developed and tried under Linux it will probably work in
other Unix too.
If you ever tried to print a non latin1 page with Netscape you probably
know what happens. Netscape uses eight predefined postscripts fonts that
should be available in all printers and what you get is a page printed
using the iso8859-1 fonts (or whatever font the printer has).
If you try to print something that was written using Unicode, for example,
you will get two letters instead of one and chances are you will not be
able to make a single word out of it.
This program filters the postscript output generated by Netscape creating
new fonts from TTF files on the fly. You will not be able to read the text
in the generated postscript text, but it will print nicely :).