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I happen to know a thing or two about printing, PDF, PostScript, PJL, Fonts and related stuff.

Also familiar with some bits and pieces of Linux, Unix, Samba and Solaris printing. Not to forget bash programming and Windows cmd.exe batch scripting. I also do consultancy in these topics.

If you want, I share some of this knowledge here and on Stackoverflow (SO). Just click to browse for all.

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Jun
25
answered How to know which fonts are used in selected part of a PDF document
Jun
25
answered How can I type U+200B character?
Jun
25
comment How can I type U+200B character?
Which operating system are you using?
Jun
25
comment Is there a freeware program for editing the text stream of PDFs?
(After all, there are tons of OCR'd PDF documents out there. And OCR working with 99% accuracy is already regarded as "good". (But looking from the p.o.v. of a high school teacher, any text that has 10 spelling errors for each 1000 characters is earning one of the worst school grades you can imagine....)
Jun
25
comment Is there a freeware program for editing the text stream of PDFs?
This is an interesting question. I never needed to think about it, and I don't know enough. As soon as I have some time on hand I'll do some research (like study the relevant parts of the PDF spec) in order to find out more. Could well be that these hidden OCR'd text strings are made to be not editable at all. But maybe there is a workaround...
Jun
25
revised Is there a freeware program for editing the text stream of PDFs?
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Jun
24
answered Is there a freeware program for editing the text stream of PDFs?
Jun
24
revised How do I convert a PRN file to PDF?
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Jun
24
answered Finding duplicate pages in pdf document
Jun
24
revised Is it faster to print PDF or PS?
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Jun
24
revised How do I convert a PRN file to PDF?
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Jun
24
comment How to resume CUPS printer from command line?
Aren't you accepting any of the answers you got?
Jun
24
awarded  Teacher
Jun
24
answered Is it faster to print PDF or PS?
Jun
24
answered What could be causing my Ghostscript to fail
Jun
24
awarded  Editor
Jun
24
revised Combine/merge PDF files in Windows?
(added 2 pdftk.exe commandline examples)
Jun
24
comment Combine/merge PDF files in Windows?
I know. But user1413 seemed to have missed pdftk to be available on Windows as well. Therefor I emphasized that point by repeating it.
Jun
24
answered How do I convert a PRN file to PDF?
Jun
24
answered Difference between ghostview gsview and gv