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Re: ugly font when printing from firefox

On Fri 05 Oct 2012 at 09:51:17 +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> thanks. I don't know much about fontconfig. I don't have 
> /usr/pkg/etc/fontconfig/ (looks like firefox didn't need the pkgsrc
> fontconfig), nor /etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf.
> I created a /etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf with the entry you provided,
> but this didn't change anything.

Ah, if you don't have the other files in /etc/fonts, it won't do much by
itself. It is supposed to be included from /etc/fonts/fonts.conf.
I had a quick look and these files are from the xetc.tgz set. Maybe you
didn't have them due to the upgrade path you had on your system. (Even
on my system I notice the files are not completely like in the xetc set:
the set has symlinks in conf.d but I have real files there).

> Note that the problem is not when displaying the page (it looks nice
> in firefox, and not that bad in print preview), but only when
> printing. I don't know if or how it makes a difference for fontconfig.

If you print postscript with ghostscript or some other renderer on your
computer, I suppose the font setup may still make a difference. Print
resolution is higher than screen resolution so possibly an enlargement
of what looks ok on screen looks ugly on paper. Or maybe ghostscript
makes some font substitution. (I'm guessing here too)

> -- Manuel Bouyer <> NetBSD: 26 ans 
> d'experience
___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert  -- There's no point being grown-up if you 
\X/ rhialto/at/    -- can't be childish sometimes. -The 4th Doctor

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