How to print out runic script?
Thread poster: Bilingualduo

Bilingualduo  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:08
English to Italian
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Sep 23, 2004

Evening all,
I wonder if somebody can give me some advice on how best to achieve what I need.

I have a document (100 pages plus) containing runes. I have downloaded and installed the correct runic fonts in Word and on screen, everything is as it shoud be- the right runes are used as and when required.

The problem arises when printing the document. During the printing process, some (but not all) of the runes are converted into Roman letters.
My attempt at a solution:convert the Word doc to .pdf. Success, BUT...the file becomes humongous and took nearly 4 hours to print!
I now need to reprint the doc - is there a way of having ALL the runic script in the Word doc printed out correctly without having to revert to converting the file to .pdf?

[OS =XP, uasing Office on a P 4 desktop, Cannon multifunction printer]

Many thanks for any help or advice - Cristina


PAS  Identity Verified
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Complicated Sep 23, 2004

Adobe Acrobat (not Reader) allows you to save a pdf file in a number of different formats. One of these is encapsulated postscript (EPS), which you can then open and print using a program like CorelDraw or Illustrator...

Using Acrobat, you can also save your PDF as a JPG file. That's a quick and dirty solution. I don't know what the printout will look like, but it should work.

Pawel Skalinski

p.s. can't think of a good reason why your printer is rejecting the fancy font. Maybe try reinstalling or updating the printer drivers.


Local time: 02:08
Japanese to English
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Problem with printer-side fonts? Sep 24, 2004

If you're experiencing trouble printing a given font, it may be that your printer only prints with its own installed fonts, regardless of the computer/file designation.

The only practical solution to this is to outline the text (if you're using something like Illustrator) or convert the files to graphics (as suggested above) so that the text is not recognized as a font.

I can't be certain that this is relevant in your case, but dealing with Japanese, Chinese, and Korean fonts all day as I do, we experience this problem quite frequently.


Bilingualduo  Identity Verified
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Thanks to all Oct 17, 2004

Thanks to all who answered with suggestions - and I apologies for this reply being so late!
I am not sure, exacly *what* worked, but something did and the problem has been resolved. All I know for certain is that the printer fonts were not at the root of the problem. Another one solved!

Thank you



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