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Re: printing from konq.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2002 at 04:48:33PM -0500, Marc Britten wrote:
> On Sun, 2002-02-10 at 16:27, Jens Benecke wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 10, 2002 at 10:56:49AM -0500, Marc Britten wrote:
> >  
> > > I opened up an html page and told it to print, after hitting ok in
> > > the dialog the fonts being used on the page changed, the page
> > > printed, and the fonts changed back. 
> > 
> > That's normal. The fonts and sizes are scaled to fit the width of your
> > paper, and the resolution of your printer, and whatnot.
> hrm, using lpr (from cups-bsd i believe) and galeon the webpage prints
> out much better looking using appropriate fonts, 

"better" is in the eye of the beholder. Or is it? 

But I'm curious ... Can you send me a .ps of both cases? (compressed

> it appears that the font size isn't changed however the font is, looks
> like clean-bold or something (no serifs, blocky, maybe mono spaced)

Then galeon & co do change fonts? Konqueror and all KDE apps just embed the
fonts in the postscript code, which is most portable (you don't need the
fonts installed on the machine where the page is rendered to the printer,
for one thing).

So maybe Galeon replaces some fonts with fonts that look bad on screen (and
you didn't set them up to be used on screen) but look better on a printer,
and Konqueror is just being 'honest'?
> > > It was all visible and confused me.  I'm printing through CUPS
> > > however I don't think the printing engine has anything to do with
> > No, actually KDE's printing management does. :)
> so, kde-print or whatever its called told konq to change fonts then
> print? like i said the page in konq. visibly changed fonts before the

AFAIK Konqueror _rescales_ the image to a size so it fits on a page (width,
most importantly). It doesn't change fonts. AFAIK.
> anyway that it happens it seems less than ideal as other programs seem to
> figure out how to print the same page.  I'm a big fan of KDE, but for now
> I'll have to print from another app unless its just a font setup issue.

I think this is supposed to be a feature. If you don't like it please go to
bugs.kde.org and file a bug, perhaps a wishlist bug. Include concrete
examples, the KDE developers don't respond to "something here somehow looks
bad" reports.

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