Bug 443514 - Printing from firefox has text positioning problem; font related?
Printing from firefox has text positioning problem; font related?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-21 18:15 EDT by Penelope Fudd
Modified: 2018-04-11 07:46 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-06-12 10:12:07 EDT
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Screenshot showing firefox page beside postscript page (170.67 KB, image/png)
2008-04-21 18:15 EDT, Penelope Fudd
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Html page used to demonstrate the problem. (20.89 KB, application/zip)
2008-04-21 18:16 EDT, Penelope Fudd
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Postscript output from firefox showing mushed-together letters. (176.75 KB, application/postscript)
2008-04-21 18:18 EDT, Penelope Fudd
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Print works fine for me in FF3 Beta 5. (281.19 KB, application/postscript)
2008-05-05 08:38 EDT, Martin Stransky
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Description Penelope Fudd 2008-04-21 18:15:10 EDT
Description of problem:
The postscript output from Firefox is partially unreadable because the letters
are too close together (overlapping).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. View attached html page
2. Print the page (as postscript to file)
3. View the postscript file
Actual results:
An unreadable printout.

Expected results:
Umm... a readable printout?

Additional info:
This is on Fedora 7.
Comment 1 Penelope Fudd 2008-04-21 18:15:10 EDT
Created attachment 303217 [details]
Screenshot showing firefox page beside postscript page
Comment 2 Penelope Fudd 2008-04-21 18:16:46 EDT
Created attachment 303218 [details]
Html page used to demonstrate the problem.

It's the top half of a tax form; all personal information has been cut off.
Comment 3 Penelope Fudd 2008-04-21 18:18:05 EDT
Created attachment 303219 [details]
Postscript output from firefox showing mushed-together letters.

It's unreadable.
Comment 4 Penelope Fudd 2008-04-21 18:24:28 EDT
I had this problem printing my tax forms last year as well, but I didn't report
it then because I thought it was just me.  That was Fedora 6.

Since then, I bought a new laptop, and installed Fedora 7.

This year, I was surprised to see this bug was still present.  Argh!

I converted the postscript to pdf and sent that to my wife's windows computer;
the PDF had the same spacing problem as the postscript.

I ended up sending the html files to my wife so she could print them using
Windows XP and Internet Explorer.  That looked perfect.

Hope this works out and the bug gets forwarded upstream!  Linux must rule!

Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2008-05-03 06:56:40 EDT
Can you reproduce it with upstream binary from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/?
Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2008-05-05 08:38:24 EDT
Created attachment 304525 [details]
Print works fine for me in FF3 Beta 5.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 11:27:27 EDT
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Comment 8 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-12 10:12:07 EDT
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received feedback to the
information we have requested above, we will assume the problem was not
reproducible, or has been fixed in one of the updates we have released for the
reporter's distribution.

Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
update of their distribution, and if this issue turns out to still be
reproducible in the latest update, please reopen this bug with additional


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