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Re: Text on printed pages truncated



On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 08:55:15AM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 10:03:22AM -0500, Ken Heard wrote:
> > Andrew Sackville-West wrote, in part:
> > 
> > >Well, hnmmm, here's a thought. I see this problem only when printing
> > >from iceweasel and gnucash and guess what... they both are printing
> > >html pages (gnucash report generator produces html). I wonder if
> > >that's the common thread. Have you tried printing from other browsers?
> > >Maybe there is a common html->ps library that is the source of the
> > >problem...
> > 
> > 	What I don't know -- what Donald Rumsfeld would call a known unknown 
> > 	-- 
> > where the role of the browser -- or other application having a printing 
> > capability ends and CUPS takes over.  Presumably the application decides 
> > what is to be printed and up to a point how it should be formatted 
> > (witness for example the printer options in the Firefox file menu).
> 
> 
> Yeah, I think its in between the browser and cups. some lib that
> converts html to ps and then send it on to cups. I'll try and
> investigate today with some other browsers.
> 
[snipped field-marshal von romsfeld references]

I just pulled in epiphany and it gives the same truncated text
behavior as iceweasel. the truncation with gnucash is somewhat
different, but may be related. So that's three apps printing html with
truncated text and at least two of them (epiphany and gnucash) use
libgnomeprint. and iceweasel is using gtk and maybe they've got gnome
printing statically linked in? or use gnome printing to build their
print enging? (thus not showing the dependency). 

anyway, that's all I've got. 

A

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