Re: Printing in CVS HEAD.

From: Tomas Frydrych <>
Date: Mon Oct 09 2006 - 11:54:48 CEST wrote:
> Hi Tomas,
> Congrats on all your work to get printing going with the pango
> graphics class.
> It now basically works.
> However I'm seeing substantial non-WYSIWYG behaviour. A document of 3
> pages plus 2 lines on page 4 while on screen becomes 3 pages (less 2
> lines) in print preview.
> Do you have an idea what is happenning here? How do you plan to to fix it?

This is the problem I described in an earlier mail to the list; the
GnomePrint Pango backend obtains font metrics for hardcoded resolution
of 72dpi; Pango-xft backend uses whatever the X server is running with
(96dpi on my machine), and the font metrics obtained for the two
resolutions do not match. This is really a GnomePrint bug/API issue, and
should be addressed in GP, but that needs some GnomePrint knowledge
which I do not have. I have emailed Jody a while back, but had no reply
as yet.

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