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Using PrGeneral() to Download Fonts

Q: I'm having a problem using a PrGeneral call for the LaserWriter 8 to download fonts to my Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) files. Sometimes, while writing the font info to my EPS file, my program crashes or I get a bus error. It may happen with the second or with some later font -- not always at the same place. And it doesn't seem make a any difference which font is being written. I'm compiling with Symantec Think C++ 6.0. Is it a bug?

A: Yes, it's a bug, and a fix is forthcoming in the LaserWriter 8 driver, version 8.3 release.

One word of caution: The PrGeneral call you're using in LaserWriter 8 will continue to be supported, but you need to check that the opcode continues to be supported by checking if it returns an opNotImpl (opcode not implemented) error.

[May 01 1995]

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