|Summary:||print system is unable to print pages with cyrillic generated by mozilla|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Leonid Kanter <leon>|
|Component:||mozilla||Assignee:||Christopher Aillon <caillon>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Ben Levenson <benl>|
|Version:||5||CC:||aleksey, ekanter, mattdm, mcepl, mcepl, notting, twaugh|
|Target Milestone:||---||Keywords:||i18n, Reopened|
|Fixed In Version:||firefox-126.96.36.199-1.fc6||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-01-31 21:27:07 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
Description Leonid Kanter 2003-02-25 10:42:04 UTC
Description of problem: If you open web page with cyrillic in mozilla (http://www.gazeta.ru for example) and try to print it, there will be white space in place of cyrillic text. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.6.47-1 How reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1. configure printer (my printer is hp 1200) 2. open any web page with cyrillic text (http://www.gazeta.ru) 3. send this page to printer and then to postscript file (mozilla.ps) 4. open postcript file in viewer (gv, kghostview) and compare it with printed paper. Actual results: In viewer postscript page is very close to mozilla window, but on paper there is no cyrillic charaxters at all. Expected results: pages on paper and in viewer must be the same. Additional info: Tested with cups
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-02-25 10:44:15 UTC
Please attach mozilla.ps and output of 'locale' and 'printconf-tui --Xexport'.
Comment 3 Leonid Kanter 2003-02-25 11:35:23 UTC
Created attachment 90346 [details] printconf-tui --Xexport ouput
Comment 4 Leonid Kanter 2003-02-25 11:38:40 UTC
locale output: [root@omnibook root]# locale LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_TIME="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_PAPER="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_NAME="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_ADDRESS="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_TELEPHONE="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_MEASUREMENT="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_IDENTIFICATION="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_ALL=
Comment 5 Leonid Kanter 2003-02-25 11:43:00 UTC
Looks like the problem is in filter locale. In printconf-gui filter locale is set to C and in drop-down list there are only C and CJK locales. If filter locale is set to C it mean that printing is broken not only for cyrillic, but also for all non-US-ASCII and non-CJK charsets. By default filter locale must be the same like LANG in /etc/sysconfig/i18n.
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2003-02-25 11:48:37 UTC
I'm pretty sure that isn't the cause of the problem; you have a PS printer and so the PostScript is just sent straight to it. Does the problem go away if you turn on ghostscript pre-filtering?
Comment 7 Leonid Kanter 2003-02-25 12:25:25 UTC
Yes, I turned ghostscript renderer and prefiltering on and problem disappear, but fonts are slightly broken. With lj5gray driver printed page quality is much better. I never used this printer like PS-capable printer and it was always configured as PCL5 printer before.
Comment 8 Leonid Kanter 2003-02-25 15:00:36 UTC
Plain text printing doesn't work. I tried to print russian text in utf-8 encoding and got raw utf on paper.
Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2003-02-25 15:44:16 UTC
That (Russian plain UTF-8 text) is certainly a separate issue, one that *does* relate to filter_locale, and I would very much appreciate a separate bug entry to track it with. As it is we currently have two issues in this report: a) Is 'PostScript' appropriate as the default driver for this printer, or should it be lj5gray? b) Should mozilla.ps be embedding the font, if it isn't already? In other words, when the PostScript is sent directly to the printer why doesn't it print?
Comment 10 Leonid Kanter 2003-02-25 16:46:22 UTC
I've just tried to print the same page with cyrillic text and pictures with lj5gray driver and Postscript driver (with and without prefiltering). With Postscript driver quality of pictures is _very_ poor (dots are bigger, like in old newspapers). Looks like ghostscript's interpreter is much better than printer's built-in interpreter. I can scan both printed pages and attach by request. Looks like PS support in cheap HP SOHO printers like lj1100 or lj1200 was added for advertisement purposes only. In addition, there is third-party software that may not be fixed for using embedded fonts (like commercial netscape-7.01 for example). So for 1100 series and 1200 series lj5gray driver is preferred.
Comment 11 Leonid Kanter 2003-02-25 17:11:31 UTC
I've just attached this printer to WinXP box and it was configured automagically as "HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL". So PCL is preferred even in Windows.
Comment 12 Tim Waugh 2003-02-25 17:13:14 UTC
(This default comes from foomatic. Changing component.)
Comment 13 Aleksey Nogin 2003-02-27 06:25:24 UTC
> Is 'PostScript' appropriate as the default driver for this printer, or should > it be lj5gray? I have the same printer and I did some testing yesterday. PostSript indeed produces some relatively poor quality output. But the lj5gray is extremely slow (on the order of 2 minutes per page to send the page to a printer over USB via an external USB v1 hub). I also tried the 'hpijs' driver and it seems to be the best choice - the quality is noticibly better than PostScript (and in some aspects even better than lj5gray) and it's almost as fast as PostScript. > b) Should mozilla be embedding the font ... Definitely. In any case, that part of the problem definitely belongs upstream and I am pretty sure that there is already something about it in http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ > if it isn't already? Here is the thing - Mozilla has two printing modes - direct PostScript and Xprt. As far as I was told, the Xprt would do the right thing wrt the fonts and it seems that most of the Mozilla team development effort is goint into the Xprt (which sort of explains why the PostScript one has troubles with fonts). This adds another question to the list: c) Should Mozilla in RedHat be set up to use Xprt by default?
Comment 14 Tim Waugh 2003-03-05 17:03:02 UTC
The foomatic part of this bug is now in bug #85657. As for the mozilla bits.. changing component and reassigning. :-)
Comment 15 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-05 05:17:55 UTC
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks. Red Hat Linux 7.3 and Red Hat Linux 9 are no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. They are maintained by the Fedora Legacy project (http://www.fedoralegacy.org/) for security updates only. If this is a security issue, please reassign to the 'Fedora Legacy' product in bugzilla. Please note that Legacy security update support for these products will stop on December 31st, 2006. If this is not a security issue, please check if this issue is still present in a current Fedora Core release. If so, please change the product and version to match, and check the box indicating that the requested information has been provided. If you are currently still running Red Hat Linux 7.3 or 9, please note that Fedora Legacy security update support for these products will stop on December 31st, 2006. You are strongly advised to upgrade to a current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable. Some information on which option may be right for you is available at http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/. Any bug still open against Red Hat Linux 7.3 or 9 at the end of 2006 will be closed 'CANTFIX'. Again, if this bug still exists in a current release, or is a security issue, please change the product as necessary. We thank you for your help, and apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point.
Comment 16 Satyabrata Maitra 2006-08-31 09:48:28 UTC
This Problem is not fixed in Latest Rawhide still!! mozilla is printing some junck characters in printing. and in Postscript file its showing ok. If any other info require, pls inform. ** Did testing with Cyrillic Character encoding.
Comment 17 Tim Waugh 2006-09-01 09:36:24 UTC
Could you provide the PostScript file please?
Comment 18 Satyabrata Maitra 2006-09-01 10:55:45 UTC
Created attachment 135369 [details] Postscript file of the mozilla.
Comment 19 Bill Nottingham 2006-10-18 18:29:37 UTC
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable. Some information on which option may be right for you is available at http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/. Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks. If this issue is still present in a current Fedora Core release, please open a new bug with the relevant information. Closing as CANTFIX.
Comment 20 Tim Waugh 2006-10-19 09:33:10 UTC
Re-opening: comment #16 shows that this was still broken after FC5 release.
Comment 21 Christopher Aillon 2006-10-19 13:34:52 UTC
%%Creator: Mozilla PostScript module (rv:1.7.13/2006050116) Mozilla is no longer supported, and fixes are not likely to happen for it. Does this still occur with Firefox which uses a much newer ps module? If so, please move to firefox. Behdad is doing some pango printing work, which might impact this.
Comment 22 Eugene Kanter 2006-10-22 15:47:14 UTC
I just tried to print using firefox to generic PCL5 printer. No errors encountered.
Comment 23 Matěj Cepl 2007-01-31 21:27:07 UTC
I cannot reproduce it with firefox-188.8.131.52-1.fc6.