Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 413341
Generated PostScript files have overlapping words.
Last modified: 2007-12-20 11:08:01 EST
Description of problem:
When printing to a file, for instance from Firefox, the generated .ps file
contains overlapping words in some paragraphs. Some times cleaning the original
HTML code may help, some times no matter what I do, the generated files contain
these problems (see attached screenshot)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Frequently, some files may be easier than others.
Steps to Reproduce:
Since the problem doesn't show in many situations, there is no ordered way to
reproduce it, however, recurrently I've seen that trying to "print to file" from
Firefox (Epiphany and Galeon also show this) this file
(http://agile.csc.ncsu.edu/iTrust/doc/formalreqs.html) yields exactly the same,
or similar as the attached image.
Word overlapping is seen when "printing to file" from some sites in Mozilla
compatible browsers which use ghostscript, on certain files.
Words to not overlap (like is the case with Konqueror's PDF "printer")
In general (and I'm not sure if this makes this fall outside the scope of
ghostscript), I've seen this happen with sites whose pages are generated by
either Microsoft Word or in some cases Exchange.
Created attachment 279101 [details]
How is the PostScript file displayed in Evince and flpsed
This is a Firefox problem.
Ok, so it is a problem on how Firefox formats the PS file? It is a problem local
to how Firefox uses GS for this? I much better like the results of FF for many
things (proper text color, for instance, and much better table management, than
Konqueror's PDF printer). Is this a known bug upstream?
This looks much better in firefox 3, which is now in rawhide and will be shipped
as part of Fedora 9. Because of the many changes that updating will require to
various packages, we will not be fixing this in F8, though. Sorry. :-(