Printing To Pdf Linux Rendering

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Dec 4 12:04:32 EST 2020


Back in the MetaCard days, I was told that problems like this were often 
caused by the printer driver. If there's an update, I'd install it.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On December 4, 2020 10:42:50 AM "Sean Cole \(Pi\) via use-livecode" 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Alas, I am still getting the same results with both duplicated and brand
> new fields. Even in a whole new stack. I'm not getting very far with this.
> What is making the text get so screwed up? Does anyone have any insight?
>
> Thanks again, Richard.
>
> Sean Cole
> *Pi Digital *
>
> On Fri, 4 Dec 2020 at 06:42, Pi Digital via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> 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 lists.runrev.com> 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:
>> >>
>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/v09vacw8x3873qh/Screenshot%202020-12-04%20at%2005.53.47.png?dl=0
>> >> Good rendering:
>> >>
>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/ehbdofm3nusgzyh/Screenshot%202020-12-04%20at%2005.54.08.png?dl=0
>> >> 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.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Richard Gaskin
>> > Fourth World Systems
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