Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443514
Printing from firefox has text positioning problem; font related?
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:37 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. View attached html page
2. Print the page (as postscript to file)
3. View the postscript file
An unreadable printout.
Umm... a readable printout?
This is on Fedora 7.
Created attachment 303217 [details]
Screenshot showing firefox page beside postscript page
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.
Created attachment 303219 [details]
Postscript output from firefox showing mushed-together letters.
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!
Can you reproduce it with upstream binary from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/?
Created attachment 304525 [details]
Print works fine for me in FF3 Beta 5.
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