Version 2.6.2.3

Faults reported in this release:

Fixed? Tool Description
2.8.0.0 Font Sample For a PCL font, if the Unicode character set is chosen, and the (default) associated Text Parsing Mode 83 ("UTF-8") is selected, invalid UTF-8 data values are generated for the 'upper-half' of the grid, if the range offset is specified as zero; valid data is generated if the range offset is non-zero.
In order to obtain the expected printed grid, select the (single-byte) ISO-8859-1 character set instead; this is an exact subset of Unicode (it matches row 0 of plane 0 (the Basic Multilingual Plane)).
2.8.0.0 PRN File Analyse The hexadecimal value following the decimal value of the Mapping: Kind1 property, as shown in the analysis of PCL XL font headers, is not the correct equivalent value.
2.8.0.0 Misc Samples With the Unicode Characters option, the variant part of the name of the selected font name is shown on the printed page as a numeric value, rather than as the variant name.
For example, Arial Regular is shown as Arial 0.
2.7.0.0 Make Overlay With some print files, the tool reports that a terminating Universal Exit Language escape sequence has been removed, but the sequence is retained in the generated overlay (rendering the overlay invalid).
This error is present in all versions since the tool was introduced in version 2.4.0.0.
2.7.0.0 Status Readback With some printers, attempts to read PJL Status Readback responses result in a 'time-out' being reported; a response has actually been read, but it is not in the format expected (and as returned by other devices), so it is not reported.
This error is present in all versions.
2.7.0.0 PRN File Analyse When interpreting the data associated with a PCL Configure Image Data sequence, the interpretation of the Pixel Encoding byte for value 3 is wrongly shown (as Direct By Plane rather than Direct By Pixel).
This error is present in all versions since the option to interpret CID data was introduced in version 2.4.0.0.
2.7.0.0 Soft Font Generate The tool will stop with an error, indicating that the OS/2 table is too small, if the donor TrueType / OpenType font uses the original version (zero) of that table (the current version is five).
2.7.0.0 Soft Font Generate Some printers (e.g. LaserJet M401, LaserJet M475) will ignore PCL fonts of format 15 generated by the tool, although other printers (e.g. LaserJet 1320, LaserJet 4300, LaserJet M553) recognise these fonts.
All of the above-mentioned devices recognise the equivalent format 16 variant (although some LaserJet clone devices don't).
This appears to be due to firmware errors: if the GC and CP segments are removed (or moved to be before the GT segment) the miscreant printers recognise the modified fonts.