Kate prints wide-spaced text?

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Nov 6 18:25:20 GMT 2003

TK wrote:
> I'm using Kate shipped with Redhat 9 (Kate 2.1, KDE 3.1-12). To print 
> the same text file in VIM and Kate, you'd notice that VIM gives expected 
> result, while Kate's output is very wide-spaced - each character is a 
> mile away from each other (Okay I exagerated (This has nothing to do 
> with what printer is used - you can observe the same problem in its 
> preview mode). I'm wondering if other people are having the same problem 
> and how you fix it?

I  p r e s u m e   t h a t   y o u r   o u t p u t   l o o k s   l i k e 
t h i s.

This is bug in Qt.  It is usually font specific.  If it screws up normal 
fonts like Courier and Helvetica then there is a configuration problem with 
Qt, FontConfig, FreeType2, and/or Xft.


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