Problem with certain fonts when printing from firefox

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Jun 15 19:21:32 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 09:07:05PM +0200, Alexander Best wrote:

> hi there,
> when i try printing certain website the font looks very pixelated and i can't
> read anything. the same happens if i tell firefox to redirect the print output
> to a pdf or ps file so it's probably not a printer issue. the website that
> causes problems has this in css:
> font-size: 20px;
> font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
> i'm running firefox 2.5b99, but i've had this problem with firefox 2 already.
> apart from certain webpages pinting works without any problem.
> might this be a font issue? or a firefox bug?

I have something that sounds the same in Firefox 3 on FreeBSD.
I just assumed I did something wrong with fonts - about which
I know little.    But, if someone has some helpful information
I would be glad to know about it too.


> cheers.
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