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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PostScript error invalidfont

Email required Address never made public. In the interim, yes, changing the PostScript language level support from 3 to 2 is always a fallback you can try since PostScript generation related to fonts is very different for language levels 2 and 3 and your PDF file had some CID-encoded embedded fonts Wingdings for which language level 2 and 3 differ significantly.

December sohw, at 6: Correct Answers – 10 points.

I now have a few more steps to my end-of-cycle checklist but it shouldn’t happen again. I’m using the montserrat package to use the Montserrat font and I’m having troubles printing the resulting PDF.

Xerox recommend the following if you run into this problem with ofending of their devices: It shows fine with HP Laser jet, but with Xerox mono it gives:. Dov, I always respect and value your expertise and knowledge, but in this case, I have to respectfully disagree.

Sorry this didn’t help. June 27, at 6: Xerox Customer Service fix: PDFs print without a problem.

These problems were always fixed by an updated driver. This site uses cookies. Follow yellow highlighted settings below and select Apply. Besides not using such fonts, there are two possible solutions for this problem: For a PostScript error invalidfont offending command awidthshow: AcrobatPowerpoint etc.


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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Our concern was that a customer might have a problem printing it so I pursued it.

Xerox Customer Service fix:. I will post updates on this as I continue to troubleshoot. Post was not eeror – check your email addresses! June 25, at 8: For the time being, you can print using the level ofgending language level. Aandersen’s Weblog Just another humble weblog.

PostScript fonts are small PostScript programs and a rich source of errors. The last of these was probably 8 or 9 years ago, and I am extrapolating and assuming that the same kind of problems are still being triggered today – even tough I don’t see invaliffont anymore because I now work in a different environment. Invalidfont errors can occur when a offendig contains an invalid font name or dictionary or a corrupted or improperly formed font dictionary.

Email Required, but never shown. March 27, at 6: It will begin the doc ok but stop in the middle and spit out a page with the above error. Thus, it is exceptionally unlikely that changing the printer driver is going to help one iota! 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.

Usually, one has to decrypt the font to determine the exact cause of the error. 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.

You can not post a blank message. 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.


Oftentimes a new version of Acrobat would break printing to a certain printer, and it was not because of a bug in Acrobat, but would require a new driver from the printer manufacturer to deal with the new “flavor” of PostScript. Notify me of new posts via email.

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April 13, at 4: However, my co-workers and likely our customers cannot print them to our Dell printer. Go to original post. Can anyone tell me how to create or change my PDFs so anyone can print them anywhere? I tried updateing the firmware on the the Phaser to the latest. Calibri fonts in PowerPoint.

Error: invalidfont Offending Command: xshow

The problem might not be specific to that printer, however, since there is also another easier way to reproduce the problem, as comand Opens fine in Okular. Kathy, as we now know from Dov’s analysis, commwnd is nothing eror with the PostScript that is sent to the printer, so we can assume that Lexmark’s PostScript 3 emulation has it’s problems, The only people who can help you with that problem are at Lexmark, so you may want to get in touch with Lexmark’s support.

I’ve been having this problem with a job application my son was trying to download. The “download as softfont” produces the same result. This entry was posted on March 17, at Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.