Emacs printing is broken -- and I mean it -- is *fundamentally*,
totally broken. You have either to be a PostScript guru, restrict
yourself to ASCII characters, or cheat/hack to be able to use Emacs
I am sure that is not true. I am not a PostScript guru, but when I
use ps-print-buffer, it works fine.
This is not to say that there can't be bugs. I see you included
some test cases -- thank you for them. I hope people will fix them.
b) Use standard GTK+ printing facilities as GEdit and many other
applications do. Emacs is built with GTK+ interface for quite some
time now, so I suppose there should be no architectural problem in
using GTK+ for printing as well. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Sorry, that won't work. Emacs can be built with several display
platforms, GTK being just one. Sometimes none is used. I normally
use Emacs on a tty and I want printing to work there too.