Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 456589
output from firefox printing to a postscript file is garbled
Last modified: 2012-06-14 16:31:19 EDT
When I print a webpage to a postscript file, it comes out garbled. The links
are just blue lines and there are random characters throughout the document.
Printing to a pdf file works fine.
Tested on i386 and x86_64 with firefox-3.0.1-1.el4 and firefox-3.0.1-3.el4
Created attachment 312595 [details]
sample output from printing to a ps file
so ggv on rhel 4.7 shows the attached file as garbled. Evince on RHEL 5.2 shows
is clearly rendered.
So is the problem simply in ggv on RHEL4? Does the file print to a printer okay?
(In reply to comment #3)
> So is the problem simply in ggv on RHEL4? Does the file print to a printer okay?
The hard copy looks fine (confirmed by gozen). So firefox doesn't appear to be
switching to ggv
I'll take a look, but it's more likely to be a ghostscript issue.
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seems to be an issue with gs, rather than ff itself.
# gs mozilla.ps
GNU Ghostscript 7.07 (2003-05-17)
Copyright (C) 2003 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA. All rights reserved.
This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.
Loading NimbusRomNo9L-Regu font from /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/n021003l.pfb... 2469820 1099972 1642520 351150 0 done.
Using NimbusRomanNo9L-Regu font for NimbusRomNo9L-Regu.
Loading NimbusSanL-Regu font from /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/n019003l.pfb... 2844780 1444610 1682712 365686 0 done.
Using NimbusSansL-Regu font for NimbusSanL-Regu.
Can't find (or can't open) font file /usr/share/ghostscript/Resource/Font/f-0-0.
Can't find (or can't open) font file f-0-0.
Substituting font Courier for f-0-0.
font loading issue. apparently, Courier is sans-serif, and ff uses serif by default for print. Setting the font to sans-serif should fix part of this issue, provided liberation-fonts( for courier font) package is installed on system .
hmmm, this issue is only seen when printing to ps, and not to pdf.
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