Font kerning (character-to -character spacing) when printing problem

Mark Thorp Duxbury marktd at
Wed Mar 24 17:13:00 GMT 2004


I am having a near show stopper problem with printing.  While on screen fonts 
are fine, when printed, from *any* application, the kerning is so bad as to 
render the printout unusable for anything but the roughest draft uses.  In 
some instances some characters actually touch or even overlap, while others 
have huge spaces between them.  Sometimes spaces between words are nearly 
nonexistent.  I have tried several different fonts, all TrueType, with the 
same result.  Searching around, all I've found is this kword bug: - but since it has no votes I am 
assuming that, and assuming it is the same problem that I am having, it is 
not occurring widely and may be caused by some configuration or fontsystem 

Is this actually a kde (or qt) bug or does anyone have any suggestions that I 
might try to fix this problem?  It really is a big problem here, as good 
printing is essential for us.

I am using kde 3.2.1, qt 3.3.1, ghostscript 7.07, on linux.

Thanks, and if this question has been answered elsewhere please forgive me for 
not finding it - but a pointer to that answer would be greatly appreciated.

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