Bug 396521 - Bad handling of letter-spacing CSS attribute
Bad handling of letter-spacing CSS attribute
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
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Reported: 2007-11-23 06:11 EST by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-23 06:42:30 EST
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test.html (257 bytes, text/html)
2007-11-23 06:11 EST, Tim Waugh
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On-screen version (26.66 KB, image/png)
2007-11-23 06:12 EST, Tim Waugh
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Print output (as PS) (17.33 KB, application/postscript)
2007-11-23 06:13 EST, Tim Waugh
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Print output (as PNG) (15.35 KB, image/png)
2007-11-23 06:14 EST, Tim Waugh
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Mozilla Foundation 125390 None None None Never

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Description Tim Waugh 2007-11-23 06:11:57 EST
Description of problem:
When printing a sale confirmation from a web site (www.bic.co.uk) I discovered
that the print output is impossible to read, while the on-screen rendering is
easy to read.  I have reduced it to a test case, attached.

The problem comes about when the CSS attribute 'letter-spacing: 1pt;' is in use.
 I am not trying to argue that this is a sensible thing to put in a style sheet,
just that Firefox could handle it better than it currently does.

The on-screen version shows the lettering with no overlaps, but the print
version contains letters overlapping almost completely.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.firefox test.html
2.Print it
Actual results:
Seen fine on-screen, print-out is not readable.

Expected results:
Print version rendered as on-screen, or else on-screen rendered as in print.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2007-11-23 06:11:57 EST
Created attachment 267481 [details]
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2007-11-23 06:12:32 EST
Created attachment 267491 [details]
On-screen version
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2007-11-23 06:13:52 EST
Created attachment 267501 [details]
Print output (as PS)
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2007-11-23 06:14:53 EST
Created attachment 267511 [details]
Print output (as PNG)
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2007-11-23 06:42:30 EST
We found that this bug has been already registered in the upstream database
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=125390) and believe that it is
more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.

Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug
tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration
in future updates.

Thank you for the bug report.

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