On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 12:34:19PM -0800, Mel Flynn wrote:

> On Monday 15 June 2009 12:00:52 Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:41:14AM -0800, Mel Flynn wrote:
> > > On Monday 15 June 2009 11:18:42 Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 09:07:05PM +0200, Alexander Best wrote:
> > > > > hi there,
> > > > >
> > > > > when i try printing certain website the font looks very pixelated and
> > > > > i can't read anything. the same happens if i tell firefox to redirect
> > > > > the print output to a pdf or ps file so it's probably not a printer
> > > > > issue. the website that causes problems has this in css:
> > > > >
> > > > > font-size: 20px;
> > > > > font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
> > > > >
> > > > > i'm running firefox 2.5b99, but i've had this problem with firefox 2
> > > > > already. apart from certain webpages pinting works without any
> > > > > problem.
> > > > >
> > > > > might this be a font issue? or a firefox bug?
> > > >
> > > > I have something that sounds the same in Firefox 3 on FreeBSD.
> > > > I just assumed I did something wrong with fonts - about which
> > > > I know little.    But, if someone has some helpful information
> > > > I would be glad to know about it too.
> > >
> > > On a hunch, is x11-fonts/webfonts installed?
> >
> > In Firefox or in X?
> > How do I tell?    I don't see anything that looks like
> > those names in X.../fonts directory
> 
> % grep ' ORIGIN:' /var/db/pkg/webfonts-0.30_6/+CONTENTS
> @comment ORIGIN:x11-fonts/webfonts

I don't seem to have any 'webfonts...' directory in /var/db/pkg/
I guess that means nothing was every installed.  Should I now?

> The reason I think it might be the issue, is that in your installations 
> 'verdana' is an aliased screen font, that doesn't print well. The Microsoft 
> variant installed via this port, has better printing characteristics.
> 
> The Luxi/Luci fonts, are very pixelated. Bitstream-vera are of higher quality 
> as are these MS fonts.

I have never played around with fonts - just took whatever was default
so this is new and very hazy to me.

////jerry

> -- 
> Mel
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