Firefox3 printing woes
naddy at mips.inka.de
Thu Jan 28 00:46:30 UTC 2010
Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com> wrote:
> Would any of you chaps happen to have any suggestions for solving the
> firefox3 garbled fonts printing problem?
The problem is that various web sites (e.g. aircanada.com) apparently
specify fonts narrowly by name, and if a commercial font such as
"Arial" isn't available, Firefox somehow ends up substituting these
terrible bitmapped fonts. I don't know why this only affects
OpenBSD works around this by adding this etc/fonts/conf.d file to map
common commercial fonts to their Bitstream Vera equivalents:
I guess many people simply install the Microsoft fonts
(ports/x11-fonts/webfonts), which I understand also solves this.
> I've tried the various suggested fixes, to wit:
> Option "XaaNoOffscreenPiaxmaps" "True"
> to my xorg.conf file
> setting my LANG environment variable to en_US.ISO8859-1 (it had been
> defaulted to the value "C")
> performing a print-preview first, before actually printing
This is all obvious nonsense.
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber naddy at mips.inka.de
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