Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129207
Indic language printing from mozilla
Last modified: 2010-10-21 22:34:59 EDT
Description of problem:
Cannot print indic language pages from mozilla. We understand that
work is being done on this, this bug is for tracking this until final
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start mozilla
2. Open http://bbc.co.uk/hindi
3. Print the page
The text is printed as squares.
Text should be printed correctly, with composite characters and ligatures.
Same bugs in mail, addressbook.
To test, you may use the Gargi.ttf font available in this rpm:
Here are some test case you can use for your printing. Tried with
firefox-1.0-9.EL4. It is still not possible to print indic characters.
Tested with firefox-1.0.2-3, still cant print indic unfortunately.
PM ACK for U2.
I've started coding these changes but I don't think it's going to make U2. It
will need time to bake in Fedora before it can be pushed out as a feature
update. It's a pretty big change.
I have tested printing of indic (Gujarati) with latest release of mozilla
(Firefox-1.5). And fortunately it prints everything correctly except rendering
because by default pango is not enabled in the builds of mozilla. So, i think
this issue is solved.
Here is the link for download:-
So, Can somebody please test it?
I'm confused. Do you mean that the text rendering when printing in 1.5 is still
broken because they don't enable pango? I never did the work to push pango down
into the printing code so even if pango was enabled, printing would still look
(In reply to comment #18)
> I'm confused. Do you mean that the text rendering when printing in 1.5 is still
> broken because they don't enable pango?
> I never did the work to push pango down
> into the printing code so even if pango was enabled, printing would still look
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
-> over to behdad
We have all the patches in FC6/RHEL5, I believe caillon can better choose which
bits to copy.
(In reply to comment #27)
> This patch doesn't compile on RHEL-4, because of missing PangoRenderer class.
> We need to rewrite the patch (w/o PangoRenderer) or upgrade pango in RHEL-4...
Ok then we've got to copy relevant parts of PangoRenderer too. It's not more
than 100 or 200 lines.
Although this bugzilla was approved for RHEL 4.5, we were unable
to resolve it in time to be included in the release. Therefore
it is now proposed for RHEL 4.6.
Created attachment 158506 [details]
an updated patch
There's an updated patch.
I had to copy whole pango-renderer.c & pango-renderer.h into firefox.
Please let me know if you are going to update pango in RHEL-4 or if you know
about any better solution.
Added to CVS, package firefox-126.96.36.199-0.4.el4
Will be included in the next ASYNC update.
yes, it is Fixed (rendering) for Indic in
Fixed in RHSA-2007:0979-01