download - host resident PostScript font downloader
download [-f] [-p printer] [-m name] [-H directory]
download prepends host resident fonts to files and writes
the results on the standard output. If no files are speci-
fied, or if - is one of the input files, the standard input
is read. download assumes the input files make up a single
PostScript job and that requested fonts can be included at
the start of each input file.
Requested fonts are named in a comment (marked with %%Docu-
mentFonts:) in the input files. Available fonts are the ones
listed in the map table selected using the -m option.
The map table consists of fontname-file pairs. The fontname
is the full name of the PostScript font, exactly as it would
appear in a %%DocumentFonts: comment. The file is the path-
name of the host resident font. A file that begins with a /
is used as is. Otherwise the pathname is relative to the
host font directory. Comments are introduced by % (as in
PostScript) and extend to the end of the line.
The only candidates for downloading are fonts listed in the
map table that point download to readable files. A font is
downloaded once, at most. Requests for unlisted fonts or
inaccessible files are ignored. All requests are ignored if
the map table can not be read.
-f Force a complete scan of each input file. In the
absence of an explicit comment pointing download to
the end of the file, the default scan stops immedi-
ately after the PostScript header comments.
Check the list of printer-resident fonts in
/etc/lp/printers/printer/residentfonts before down-
Use name as the font map table. A name that begins
with / is the full pathname of the map table and is
used as is. Otherwise name is appended to the path-
name of the host font directory.
Use dir as the host font directory. The default is
Example 1: Examples of the download command.
The following map table could be used to control the down-
loading of the Bookman font family:
% The first string is the full PostScript font name. The second string
% is the file name - relative to the host font directory unless it begins
% with a /.
Using the file myprinter/map (in the default host font
directory) as the map table, you could download fonts by
issuing the following command:
example% download -m myprinter/map file
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
An error occurred.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWpsf |
dpost(1), postdaisy(1), postdmd(1), postio(1), postmd(1),
postprint(1), posttek(1), attributes(5)
The download program should be part of a more general pro-
download does not look for %%PageFonts: comments and there
is no way to force multiple downloads of a particular font.
Using full pathnames in either map tables or the names of
map tables is not recommended.
Man(1) output converted with