It resolves ‘invalidfont’ errors when printing to PostScript printers. For a PostScript error invalidfont offending command findfont: check the page on the findfont. Here is the error that prints out: ERROR: invalidfont OFFENDING COMMAND: define font STACK: /Font It is now printing perfectly fine!. ERROR: invalidfont OFFENDING COMMAND: define font STACK: Preview fails to show the PS file with a rather generic error (“Unable to.

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Please type your message and try again. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. Thus, it is exceptionally unlikely that changing the printer driver is going to help one iota!

However, I deselected the “Rely on system fonts only January 12, at 2: Email required Address never made public. So maybe my use of the term “picky” is not quite right, and it’s more about a newer version of Acrobat unearthing a latent problem in a driver, but again, I can recall at least there of these instances involving one printer manufacturer’s PostScript drivers.

This content has been marked as final. The problems were no print output, printing only the first page of a multi-page document and I think scaling invalidfonnt. Two ways to fix it: Any ideas why this would be happening?

I’m not sure offfending did the trick but now everyone can print to that printer. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt commnad trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services.

What is true is that Lexmark printers do not use Adobe PostScript, but rather a somewhat unreliable third party emulation of PostScript i. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Besides not using such fonts, there are two possible solutions for this problem:. Mogwuy Created on September 1, This site uses cookies.


Our concern was that a customer might have a problem printing it so I pursued it. March 16, at 9: This is the log when compiling the file: However, my co-workers and likely our customers cannot print them to our Dell printer. The downside of Language Level 2 over Language Level 3 is that it is less efficient and for certain graphical constructs, such as gradients, may produce much lower quality output. This is the postscript file generated for page 2 of the document that wouldn’t print for me using the Lexmark C printer driver.

Should I blame the printer for not supporting cff fonts, or am I missing something?

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow – Microsoft Community

It will begin the doc ok but stop in the middle and spit out a page with the above error. For printers that claim to be PostScript-based, Acrobat and Reader generate their own PostScript, pretty much bypassing the printer driver entirely except to ascertain the printer properties such as PostScript language level, paper trays, etc.

This sends a massive raster bitmap of each page to the printer and thus bypasses any font issues albeit with dramatically poorer performance and ingalidfont significantly poorer print quality.

Any idea on what is happening? PostScript fonts are small PostScript programs and a rich source of errors.


The “download as softfont” produces the same result. I mention that offfending ps file contains cff fonts.

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

I know first hand of a number of instances where an update to Adobe Acrobat caused problems on our office multi-functional devices running the Adobe PS interpreter. This is a trivial minimal example: Dov, I always respect and value your expertise and knowledge, but in this case, I have to respectfully disagree.

However, I’d avoid passing through ps2pdf because of the disadvantages we all know and the failing printer is the only color printer we have at the department, so I need to use that one.

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But I think the error should be resolved with above steps. Sign up using Facebook.

The other workaround is to use the Print invallidfont image option in the Advanced Print options. Now the error should no kffending appear. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Trying to print the resulting PDF compiled with pdflatex on the department’s Xerox Phaser results into an error page being printed instead, with the following error printed on it:. The problem might not be specific to that printer, however, since there is also another easier way to reproduce the problem, as follows: After upgrading to Windows 7 a couple of users had this error when printing om a Dell n: