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Re: Galeon / Firefox print issues, very large fonts, unusable

Jan Willem Stumpel wrote:
Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

Jan Willem Stumpel wrote:

If you do not need international text printing, it is best to get
rid of xprint, and go back to printing by PostScript/default.

But when I stop the xprint servers and use print in TBird, indeed
only the postscript menu item appears but using it to file is
excruciatingly slow and produces an unrecoverable error in GV.

Restarting X will cure the "slowness" problem; I cannot reproduce the "error" problem (on Sid). Actually by "getting rid of" I meant something like

dpkg --purge xprint xprint-common

But should I not see the same results stopping the xprint servers?
The "error" in GV with TBird may well be Sarge.


This, as I said, should only be done, on Debian, if you do not care about "international" printing (printing the full UTF-8 character set). Other distributions (e.g. Ubuntu Breezy) seem to have found solutions for international printing which avoid the buggy xprint. Some form of "freetype printing", perhaps.

Regards, Jan

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