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1.  Introduction to Printing in the Oracle Solaris Operating System

2.  Planning for Printing (Tasks)

3.  Setting Up Network Printing Services (Tasks)

4.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using Oracle Solaris Print Manager (Tasks)

5.  Setting Up Printers by Using LP Print Commands (Tasks)

6.  Administering Printers by Using LP Print Commands (Tasks)

7.  Customizing LP Printing Services and Printers (Tasks)

8.  Administering the LP Print Scheduler and Managing Print Requests (Tasks)

9.  Administering Printers on a Network (Tasks)

10.  Administering Character Sets, Filters, Forms, and Fonts (Tasks)

Administering Character Sets (Task Map)

Administering Character Sets

Selectable Character Sets

Hardware Character Sets

Tracking Print Wheels

Alerts for Mounting Print Wheels or Font Cartridges

How to Define a Print Wheel or Font Cartridge

How to Unmount and Mount a Print Wheel or Font Cartridge

How to Set an Alert to Mount a Print Wheel or Font Cartridge

How to Set Up an Alias for a Selectable Character Set

Administering Print Filters (Task Map)

Creating a New Print Filter

Writing a Print Filter Program

Types of Filters

Converting Files

Handling Special Printing Modes

Detecting Printer Faults

Requirements for a Print Filter Program

Creating a Print Filter Definition

lpfilter Command

lpfilter Input Types Argument

lpfilter Output Types Argument

lpfilter Printer Types Argument

lpfilter Printers Argument

lpfilter Filter Type Argument

lpfilter Options Argument

Defining Print Filter Options With Templates

How to Create a New Print Filter

Administering Print Filters

Creating Print Filters

Adding, Changing, Deleting, and Restoring Print Filters

How to Add a Print Filter

How to Delete a Print Filter

How to View Information About a Print Filter

Administering Forms (Task Map)

Creating a New Printer Form

How to Create a New Printer Form Definition

Administering Forms

Adding, Changing, or Deleting Forms

How to Add a Form

How to Delete a Form

Mounting Forms

How to Unmount and Mount a Form

Tracking Forms

Defining Alerts for Mounting Forms

How to Set an Alert to Mount a Form

Checking Forms

How to View Information About a Form

How to View the Current Status of a Form

Limiting Access to Forms

How to Limit User Access to a Form

How to Limit Printer Access to a Form

Administering Fonts (Task Map)

Administering Fonts

Managing Printer-Resident Fonts

Downloading Host-Resident Fonts

Installing and Maintaining Host-Resident Fonts

How to Install Downloaded PostScript Fonts

How to Install Host-Resident PostScript Fonts

11.  Administering Printers by Using the PPD File Management Utility (Tasks)

12.  Printing in the Oracle Solaris Operating System (Reference)

13.  Troubleshooting Printing Problems in the Oracle Solaris OS (Tasks)

A.  Using the Internet Printing Protocol



Administering Fonts (Task Map)

Table 10-8 Administering PostScript Fonts

For Instructions
Install downloaded PostScript fonts.
Permanently download a font if most print requests serviced by the printer use that font. To avoid transmitting fonts across the network, add all the printer-resident fonts.
Install host-resident PostScript fonts.
Install host-resident fonts on a system that is shared by many users. Use this method when numerous fonts are available, or when these fonts are not used by all print requests.