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Re: ITITP: xprint (X.org)

Drew Parsons wrote:

> The reason it's required, or at least useful, is that the mozilla default
> printing driver (postscript) is, to some degree, broken.  Although pages are
> rendered correctly on screen, they are sometimes defective on the printed
> page.  For instance, non-latin letters do not get rendered (cf mozilla bug
> 125006, http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=125006; this may be an
> issue of inadequate fonts being installed), CSS styles do
> not get printed correctly (text is printed in the default serif font where
> it is supposed to be styled as sans-serif).

Uhm... this is only the tip of the iceberg - take a look at the
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133795#c61 (that's the
"Mozilla 1.0 release notes tracker bug") ... there are over 20
(anyoing!) bugs in the PostScript module which renders it mainly
unuseable for non-ISO-8859-1 users (and even iso-8859-1 users are
punished by many of these bugs).
Xprint was designed (and tested :) to fill the huge gap here and deliver
printing support for _all_ locales (you can even print MathML with it :)
on Linux/Unix...



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