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manage ttf fonts

Need some kind of operation to install and manage (e.g., check if a font fits ibm i, create IBM_DataObjectFont.rat, get the name for DDS FONTNAME keyword) ttf and opentype fonts. "Unsupported method" from technote http://www-01.ibm.com/support/doc...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Infoprint Server should be able to generate a pdf according the PDF/A standard

We need InfoPrint Server to be able to generate a pdf compliant with the PDF/A standard. Use Case: If a customer demands his invoices to be compliant with the PDF/A standard, I should be able to set a proporty in the Infoprint Server exit program ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Smaller barcode size required in 5770TS1

System: Product 5770TS1Actor: Barcode size 0.007 required for barcode reader Description:Currently we are using a non IBM developed application for converting spoolfiles to PDF-Files. On most documents provided for our customers (for example: quot...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Font Mapping for 5770TS1

System: Power System/Post script printerActor: User needing new feature this process is directly sending the PDF file including 'WT Sans J' font. It is very useful because customer doesn't need PC on the way of Printer.The customer is printing car...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Add identity of Database File and Member in QSPL of the SPOOLED File to QUSRSPLA API

Please add the name of the QSPL database file and member to the Retrieve SPOOLED File Attributes API. If there are multiple members/files, then return it as an repeating list of this with the offset and count as the way to jump to the info. Perhap...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

DDS keyword for generating hyperlinks in Infprint Server generated PDF's

I would like to have a DDS keyword in printerfiles which create a clickable link in my output PDF file. The PDF file is generated by Infoprint Server. Use Case: In my print (spoolfile) there is a text www.ibm.com. If I use Infprint server to conve...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Printing AZTEC bidimensional barcode on Iseries

Scenario:We produce packaging for the biggest Worldwide online retailer.Customer wants on our pallets a label that fits to their logistic system.The label has an AZTEC bidimensional barcode in it. IS Series supports QRCODE but not AZTEC Use Case: ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

DBCS Support for WSCST(*PDF)

When IBM came out woth PDF transform capabilities for Spool Files using Transfor Services 'WSCST(*PDF)' we were very excited. Our hope was that it would alleviate our current transform solution which takes a lot of development cycles to maintain. ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

IBM APAR SE06649 IPDS SHADING IS NOT WORKING WHEN USING DDS KEYWORD BOX, SHADING

When trying to use the DDS Keyword Box Shading the shading does not work. Look at apar SE06649. Use Case: The DDS Keyword Box Shading does not work.
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

AFP Toolbox service program QAOCL/QAYTBFMCFG

Please convert the service program QAYTBFMCFG in library QAOCL for the newer releases of IBM i/OS. Use Case: Generate AFP reports programmatically without need for defining an external printer file.
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration