[Kde-print-devel] [Bug 128912] Printing by All KDE Applications is bad

Kurt Pfeifle pfeifle at kde.org
Sun Jan 14 19:57:33 CET 2007

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            Product|kdeprint                    |koffice

------- Additional Comments From pfeifle kde org  2007-01-14 19:57 -------
This bug is valid.

But it is not in the realm of KDEPrint to solve. KDEPrint does not *create* the printjob files it processes, and it doesn not embed (or not) fonts into the files.

KDEPrint has its own assortment of bugs :-)

Basically, what this bug report reflects are two facts:

  * the FOSS world and our users are missing a good set of Free and/or free
    quality fonts that display excellently on screen and on printed paper.

  * KDE and Qt (and the FOSS world) do not yet have an excellent mechanism
    of handling font details (kerning, auto-hinting, font substitutions where
    original font is missing).

Probably this one should be assigned to KOffice/KWord (as the trustee for this bug), so it can be kept in mind for the development of KOffice 2.0. (It names "all KDE applications" but we do not have such a module.)


Thomas, if you don't like this bug to spoil your statistics, feel free to give it back to KDEPrint to be the trustee. But we for sure can't create any code that would improve the printing quality of fonts.

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