firefox printing very ugly

Matthias Apitz guru at
Thu Oct 20 18:04:47 UTC 2016

El día Thursday, October 20, 2016 a las 11:38:06AM -0400, Anton Yuzhaninov escribió:

> On 10/20/16 06:25, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> > <body style="font-family:Geneva,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">
> In Firefox your can open Web Inspector (Ctrl+Shift+c), point to text and 
> then view in Font tab which font is actually selected by Firefox for 
> given text.

Thanks for digging into this.

> If it shows:
> Foo Bar system
> used as Helvetica

It shows:

    Helvetica Regular system
    Used as: "Helvetica"

> your can check via
> $ fc-match 'Foo Bar'
> which font file selected by fontconfig for this font name.

$ fc-match 'Helvetica Regular'
DejaVuSans.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Book"

> Is font shown by fc-match is TTF/OTF font?

Seems to be a TTF one, isn't it?

> If your don't have Geneva,Helvetica,Arial fonts installed your can 
> create aliases in fontconfig xml config, see e. g.
> I also use aliases for common font family names, but prefer other fonts.

Will check this hint too. Thanks.

> > It looks fine in the firefox, but when I print it to a local file
> > mozilla.pdf or it looks very ugly.
> Is in "Print Preview" text rendered in readable form?

Yes, looks fine.

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