NewDeal Hot Tip 1414Fonts
I have a PostScript printer (actually, an old Canon printer with a QMS JetScript PostScript controller) with 3 MB of memory. Graphics and most text print out fine. I imagine it has something to do with font downloading, but I'm stumped as how to do it. The printer's utilities include a downloader, but it only lists the fonts in my \PSFONTS directory.
NewDeal converts (internally) the necessary fonts to the most compatible PostScript font available in the printer. If you can find a downloadable PS font that looks very close to Cooperstown, then you might be able to get it to work. You might want to try using the Apple PS printer driver, as this one is very generic and might help in getting the font across.
While I haven't tried Cooperstown, the QMS font downloader will only work with a PS font in your PSFONTS directory. These should be Type 3 for an old PostScript cartridge, but if yours is newer it may use Type1.
The font download is used so you can store extra fonts instead of needing extra font cards.
Your best bet would be to convert the URW or Nimbus font you want to use to PostScript (Type 1 if you can use it) then download the PostScript font to your printer.
To ensure that your Newdeal fonts match your printer fonts, if you have software to make font conversions, you could convert all of the Newdeal fonts to PostScript format and then download. It takes a bit more printing time, but any kerning and leading applied in NewWrite should then show up accurately in your documents.
PostScript only recognizes the first 15 (or so) characters of a font name, so if you have several font variations that have the same family name, watch out!
Also, what fonts are you using in Newdeal and where did they come from? The font ID number determines whether NewDeal thinks the font ought to exist in the printer or not. You might actually need to change the font ID number of those that don't show up, especially if you're using fonts downloaded from the public domain.
Last Modified 2 Mar 1999