Printing To Pdf Linux Rendering

Pi Digital sean at
Fri Dec 4 01:42:35 EST 2020

That’s a possibility. Interesting. I’ll give it a go when I’m more awake. Thanks Richard

Sean Cole
Pi Digital

> On 4 Dec 2020, at 06:16, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Sean Cole wrote:
>> I've got a CentOS7 server that I am printing reports from as PDFs. No
>> matter which font or style I use I get occasional anomalies where
>> characters from words get placed over each other like a kerning issue gone
>> mental.
>> Bad rendering:
>> Good rendering:
>> It's very random. Sometimes it's ok. the next report will come out bad.
>> There's no real pattern I can identify. I've been going at it for a few
>> days trying different font types and styles but they are all very hit and
>> miss. I can't work out if it is Cairo, Cups or something else. From the
>> print card dialogue I get the same issue. I'm so tired and frustrated from
>> trying to sort it out. Anyone have a fix/workaround/suggestion?
> It's been a while since I've seen that, but when I did it was with an older stack brought forward through many versions to v9.
> IIRC I replaced the fields that showed the issue one by one until the problem went away.
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