font="arial" prints times new roman




Printing: Output
14 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: k b, Unassigned)



Firefox Tracking Flags

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20030929
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20030929

on my linux machine pages displaying the arial font are printed with times new

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. load any page with some font tag saying face="arial"
2. view the page (on screen), looks good.
3. print, print is not with arial
Whiteboard: DUPEME

Comment 1

14 years ago
Using 1.5rc1 on Mandrake 9.1, with only the default fonts installed, I can print to a ps file, and gv shows me
something that appears to be Arial, but I suspect is actually Helvetica, since
Arial is not installed. Is Arial even installed on your system?

Comment 2

14 years ago
your right.
i do not have arial on my system. however an arial-like (helvetica?) is
displayed in browser but not printed.

when i tried to print to a postscript file, the same problem occured.
if font face is arial then it prints times.

if font face is arial, helvetica. then it works good. so it seems like it tries
one by one, but if there is no match it falls back on default instead of trying
a close font.

Comment 3

14 years ago
Things to try to work around:
1-Change your default from serif to sans-serif
2-Install Arial (from, or import
from /mnt/win_C/fonts if it exists)
3-Create an alias from Arial to something you do have installed, such as Helvetica

Comment 4

13 years ago
k b <>: Is this still an issue in new builds?

Comment 5

13 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050308

it is still an issue. but then i have not tried the suggestion in comment 3
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Comment 7

12 years ago
well, after the automated message i think this can ble closed as INVALID or

especially if this problem does not exist in firefox.

Comment 8

10 years ago
Resolving as FIXED by the move to cairo-based printing. The current printing code should be able to print with any font that can be displayed.
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


4 years ago
Whiteboard: DUPEME
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