Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146697
Mozilla browsers and printing in Greek
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:59 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020 Epiphany/1.4.4
Description of problem:
this is a long time problem problem with mozilla and printing in Greek (and maybe other languages).
When a user tries to print in greek (although print preview is working fine) the result is to get a printout full of scattered unrecognized characters mixed with latin fonts and numbers (if the document includes latin characters and numbers).
One solution mentioned by a user is to copy and paste text in an editor like gedit and then print but this is not a good solution...
Fedora core does not ship with greek fonts but greek users install them (usually ms webfonts) and try to print from mozilla browsers (epiphany, firefox) from time to time :)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.print web pages with greek text
Actual Results: greek text cant be print
Expected Results: print greek text
same for Hebrew pages, only the printout is made not of "scattered unrecognized
characters", but blank spaces and some comas "," and periods ".".
I'm afraid this is related to the delibarate disabaling of the Xprint component
in RH rpms. See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133534
Pango should solve it, but it doesn't (at least not for Hebrew fonts).
this problem exists and in fc5.
Created attachment 130494 [details]
printing through epiphany a web page with greek text
Could someone check with the Linux build of Firefox 2.0alfa and provide an
Firefox 2.0(???) is supposed to use Pango.
Could the issue also be related to the PDF/Postcrypt viewer not being able to
i checked firefox and there is no problem now in fc5
epiphany problem remains though.
Nikos, at some point the http://planet.hellug.gr/ website defined in the
stylesheet the Bitstream Vera font as the default font of the page. Perhaps
Epiphany honors this setting and ignores all other fonts?
Could you please test again with the same page (has been fixed to define
"DejaVu"; but not "DejaVu LGC").
same result also for http://planet.hellug.gr/.
i think that epiphany in fc6 will be in line with firefox (Pango support)
i ve tried to print from mozilla browsers (epiphany-firefox) in FC6 and both are
Ok. I can say that at least for Greek language this problem is resolved in FC6.
Ok, resolving then.
I confirm that printing greek from firefox in FC6 is OK.