Two weird font problems when printing in KDE
Andrew de Quincey
adq_dvb at lidskialf.net
Fri Sep 5 02:14:03 BST 2003
Hi, I'm using KDE 3.1.3 (qt 3.1.2) on mandrake cooker. However, these problems
has always been with me back when I switched to linux completely with
I'm using the microsoft TTF font Tahoma with freetype with full hinting
enabled. Tahoma looks fine onscreen, so this is not a freetype problem.
However, if I use the Tahoma font in any KDE application... say I create a
file in kword with the string "this is a test", and print it, I end up with a
I printed to a postscript file, and examined it. For some reason the font is
being changed to "LuxiSans" by KDE/Qt when I print it. Printed output also
has a different font substituted.
This ONLY affects Tahoma, all other fonts are fine. It sounds like there is
something hardcoded somewhere.
The creator of printed PS files is set to "Qt 3.1.2", so this is not a
This is separate from problem 1. Whenever I print a document to PS using any
If I choose "embed fonts in document", the output is AWFUL. The letters are
If I deselect "embed fonts in document", the output looks fine. However this
causes problems when I try to print the document to a real printer as I don't
necessarily have the full set of fonts on my print server.
The same goes for printing to a PDF BTW.
These two problems are the only real irritation using KDE for me.
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