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I'm using Mozilla 1.5 with CUPS, KDE 3, XFree86 4 and I've been having a problem with printing. Most of the letters are being printed using what looks like a ...
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    Strange fonts in printouts from Mozilla


    I'm using Mozilla 1.5 with CUPS, KDE 3, XFree86 4 and I've been having a problem with printing. Most of the letters are being printed using what looks like a symbol font. The pages display on-screen perfectly, this only happens when I print. It does not show up in the print preview either, only actual printouts.

    I have two scans of printouts to show what is happening:
    A page on Linuxforums.org (JPEG 1024x1314 138K)
    Debian/Mozilla startup page (JPEG 1024x1314 100K)

    I'm not sure if this is something to do with X11's font system, mozilla, CUPS, KDE, or what.

    I can print documents in other applications, and it works fine. I've tried Konqueror, OpenOffice, KWrite.

    Has anyone had this problem before?

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    i think mozilla's some fonts are missing.
    anyway the printots are cool
    Have a nice day

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    Now that is _really_ weird. For some reason, it seems that some characters are mapped into another Unicode space. Why, I can't tell right now... If you choose to print to a file, and then open that file with ggv or gv or whatever the KDE equivalent is (it's a PostScript file), do the fonts behave as strange then?

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    Here are some more files:
    Screenshot of mozilla running (JPEG 1364x1136 195K)
    Print to file's actual PS output(PostScript 712K)
    Ghostview with above output (JPEG 988x1154 145K)

    I tried opening the PS file on another computer, and it still had the same wierd fonts. I'm sure I could probably figure out why if I understood PostScript format, but I don't.

    The problem seems to be happening during mozilla's postscript generation.

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    It's a really strange thing. Does the same happen when you print from other programs, or is only Mozilla affected (for example, does the same thing happen if you print a page from Konqueror)?

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    Nope. Its only Mozilla, as far as I can tell.

    Gimp, Konqueror, KWrite, OpenOffice, GV, xPDF all print and generate PostScript properly. I tried deleting ~/.mozilla and recreating the profile, but it didn't solve the font problem.

    I guess I can try reinstalling Mozilla with APT.

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    What version of Mozilla do you have?

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    Its version 1.5, the UserAgent string is:
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031107 Debian/1.5-3

    I tried purging and reinstalling it, but that didn't solve the problem.

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    Well, I dunno, but it really, really does seem like a bug in Mozilla. Would you mind upgrading to the latest 1.6 version and see if that does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    but it really, really does seem like a bug in Mozilla. ?
    so i think posting the same images to mozilla.org may help them/you
    Have a nice day

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