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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

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

Spoke too soon again :-( You are absolutely right Jan Willem, stoppint xprint servers and restarting X solves the whole thing. Goodbye xprint!

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