ANN: CUPS for Windows (NT4 driver) bug fix

Helge Blischke h.blischke at
Tue Apr 5 09:16:11 PDT 2005

This driver has (among other quirks and whistles) a serious bug
clipping path construction:
Whenever you print an image which lies "beneath" an image frame (think
image frames a la QuarkXPress or anchored frames a la FrameMaker), and
the area
of the frame is completely contained in the area covered by the image
(or pattern fill
or the like), the clipping path degeneratges and the image (fill) is
missing in the

I succeeded in hacking a simple (Perl script)  CUPS filter that repairs
the PS job
before it is passed to the pstops filter.

If there is interest, I'll post it under the CUPS links.


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom

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