jonathan.beatty at gallaudet.edu
Thu Aug 12 01:14:09 UTC 2010
Ah, go ahead and ask in #fedora. They know the exact package names; I
had this problem for the first fifteen minutes. They're font packages.
Try searching for tahoma.
On 8/11/10, Jonathan Ryshpan <jonrysh at pacbell.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 22:04 +0100, Frank Murphy wrote:
>> On 11/08/10 21:46, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
>> > Text to be printed by Firefox has disastrously bad text layout, and has
>> > had bad layout for years. An example is attached. The only way to get
>> > text well laid out is to copy it into a word processor (I use Open
>> > Office) and to print it out from there.
>> > Who else has noticed this? Is there a known cure, say by downloading
>> > fonts, or font layout tables?
>> You have not provided a link?
> Quite right. Sorry. The link is:
> On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 16:54 -0400, Paul Cartwright wrote:
>> just curious, why would you want to print a web page?
>> I usually copy & paste any web page info to a word processor, and save it
>> as a
>> text file, or just print then delete.. That saves printing all the stupid
>> ads, etc, on the web page. Or am I missing something?
> Often the page doesn't have any such garbage on it, like the one linked
> to above.
> On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 14:01 -0700, JD wrote:
>> Perhaps (I conjecture here) that the web page being
>> viewed was created using Microsoft web tools
>> which use features or attributes in the resulting web
>> content, that FF simply does not know what to do with
>> or implements them incorrectly.
>> Perhaps MS is highjacking the web page standards in
>> the same way they had tried to highjack java.
> Probably not. The page linked to is from The New Republic. I have
> similar problems printing from the NY Times.
> On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 17:33 -0400, Kwan Lowe wrote:
>> You've hit it.. It's often missing fonts that cause bad rendering.
>> There are some web core font packages you can install that will
>> improve it. You can also override the web page settings.
> Are these the ttf.. packages mentioned below by JB?
> On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 17:06 -0500, Jonathan Beatty wrote:
>> There are some font packages that start with ttf (if I remember
>> correctly) that fix this problem cleanly.
> No useful looking packages starting ttf. Here's a list of all packages
> with ttf in their names:
> Which do you think are the ones wanted?
> On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 20:14 -0400, fred smith wrote:
>> Having not yet viewed your attached images, I need to ask: is it ugly
>> characters/symbols, or is it the horrid layout?
> It's horrid layout.
> Thanks to all - jon
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