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Bug 79271 - bad PS font substitutions
Summary: bad PS font substitutions
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libgnomeprint22
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact:
: 107862 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579 CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-09 12:56 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-08-03 15:10:23 UTC

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Description Tim Waugh 2002-12-09 12:56:24 UTC
Description of Problem:
Sorry this is so vague, but: when printing an (HTML format) email, sometimes the
font is substituted for a ridiculous one.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

For instance, an email containing <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"
color="003399" size="2"> generated PS output like this:

%%DocumentSuppliedResources: procset gnome-print-procs-0.35
%%+ font GnomeUni-AmericanIndian-Regular
%%+ font GnomeUni-Helvetica
%%+ font GnomeUni-Helvetica-Bold

(AmericanIndian is a symbol font I happen to have installed.)

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-09 17:30:59 UTC
This is all gnome-print...

Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2003-01-14 17:42:01 UTC
Can you re-test with gnome-print-0.37?

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2003-01-16 13:47:12 UTC
It's different behaviour, certainly.  Rather than picking 'AmericanIndian' it
now picks '4MyLover'.

It happened to be legible, but it's not by any means appropriate!

Relevant PS snippet again:

%%DocumentSuppliedResources: procset gnome-print-procs-0.37
%%+ font GnomeUni-4-my-lover-Regular
%%+ font GnomeUni-Helvetica
%%+ font GnomeUni-Helvetica-Bold

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2003-02-06 15:17:31 UTC
gedit used to do the same thing for any text, but now seems to be fixed.

But evolution still does the same thing.

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2003-06-04 08:58:44 UTC
State of rawhide:

gedit is still behaving itself, but now evolution is worse than before: now the
message doesn't have to be HTML.  A plain text email comes out in the wrong font.

$ rpm -q evolution; rpm -q --whatprovides $(rpm -q --requires evolution | grep

Comment 6 Thomas Zehetbauer 2003-06-27 00:21:49 UTC
Upgrading to libgnomeprint22- from rawhide solved this problem for me
(RedHat9/Ximian evolution-1.4.0-0.ximian.6.6)

Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2003-06-27 08:33:52 UTC
What I see with that version is mostly the right font, with the exception of the
font used for page numbers at the bottom of the page.  I am using
evolution-1.4.0-2 now, and libgnomeprint22-

Comment 8 Owen Taylor 2003-08-29 13:44:54 UTC
Problem is that evolution is asking for "Helvetica", which isn't
there, then gnome-print falls back to "Helvetica" which isn't there,
so gnome-print falls back to whatever is alphabetically first.

Filed gnome-print bug as:

Evolution bug as:

With a patch in libgnomeprint, there is no real reason to fix it
in our Evolution packages before it is fixed upstream.

* Thu Aug 28 2003 Owen Taylor <> 2.3.1-2
- Make the fallback font "Sans Regular", not "Helvetica". Helvetica
  was ending up picking the alphabetically first font on the system.
  (#79271. Tim Waugh)

Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2003-12-23 14:27:22 UTC
This is happening again.

Comment 10 Tim Waugh 2003-12-23 14:32:00 UTC
*** Bug 107862 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11 Tim Waugh 2003-12-23 14:32:59 UTC
It broke between 2.3.1-2 and 2.4.0-1.

Comment 12 Tim Waugh 2003-12-23 14:41:16 UTC
Hmm, I'm wrong; 2.3.1-2 also fails.  Red Hat Linux 9 worked though,
I'm pretty sure.

Comment 13 Tim Waugh 2004-01-14 23:00:42 UTC
libgnomeprint22-2.4.2-1.1 fixes the problem -- will it be available as
a Fedora Core 1 update?

Comment 14 Dan Tucny 2004-04-12 18:29:19 UTC
I can confirm, libgnomeprint22-2.4.2-1.1 does indeed fix this
problem... Is it going to be released?

Comment 15 Owen Taylor 2004-08-03 15:10:23 UTC
Not going to do a FC1 update at this point.

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