Bug 75626 - Cannot print some fonts
Cannot print some fonts
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-print (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
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Reported: 2002-10-10 09:05 EDT by Ottavio G. Rizzo
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-28 17:43:29 EDT
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It shows the reported behaviour (1.77 KB, application/x-gnumeric)
2002-10-10 09:08 EDT, Ottavio G. Rizzo
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Description Ottavio G. Rizzo 2002-10-10 09:05:44 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; it-IT; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020827

Description of problem:
If I use, say Verdana, for a cell, it would not show even in print preview. If I
use regular Helvetica or Nimbus Sans, it will show correctly in print preview,
in ggv, but the postscript printer will subsitute the font with Courier. This
does not happen if I use bold or italic.

If I correct the postscript file with ps2ps, then it will work; so I assume it
is not a problem with the printer. Besides, the same file worked file before I
upgraded to 8.0

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open the attached file
2.Go to +Print Preview;
3.Print on a postscript printer 

Actual Results:  After step 2, the cells in Verdana disappear
After step 3, the cells in Helvetica and Nimbus Sans (both regular) are
substituted with Courier

Expected Results:  Every cell should have been printed as it appears on screen

Additional info:

Loadin the file, I get a lot of error message of the type:
** CRITICAL **: file gnome-font-face.c: line 613 (gff_load): assertion
`ft_result == FT_Err_Ok' failed.

** WARNING **: file gnome-font-face.c: line 308: Face Verdana-Bold: Cannot load
Comment 1 Ottavio G. Rizzo 2002-10-10 09:08:27 EDT
Created attachment 79764 [details]
It shows the reported behaviour
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmac 2002-10-10 13:43:54 EDT
If you use postscript printers and fonts outside the standard postscript set,
using 'prerender postscript' in printconf is probably a good idea, exactly
because it embeds the fonts in the postscript files.
Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2003-08-28 17:43:29 EDT
gnumeric has been upgraded to a gnome-2 based version in Raw Hide, which
uses a newer version of gnome-print. Trying to fix the old gnome-1 
version of gnome-print isn't something that's very worthwhile at this

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