Bug#784562: iceweasel: selecting dreadful fonts for printing

Mark Carroll mark at ixod.org
Wed May 6 16:47:33 UTC 2015

Package: iceweasel
Version: 31.6.0esr-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Even with -safe-mode Iceweasel shows fonts just fine in the window
but, when I print, it instead selects something barely legible, as
if it were aiming for the tiniest bitmap font or somesuch. How to
have it select something more sensible? Will attach example of

Printing from Chromium instead, or other applications, works fine.



-- Package-specific info:

-- Extensions information
Name: Adblock Plus
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}.xpi
Status: enabled

Name: Default theme
Location: /usr/lib/iceweasel/browser/extensions/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
Package: iceweasel
Status: enabled

Name: Firebug
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/firebug at software.joehewitt.com.xpi
Status: enabled

Name: Ghostery
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/firefox at ghostery.com.xpi
Status: enabled

Name: HackTheWeb
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/hacktheweb at instantfox.com.xpi
Status: enabled

Name: Redirect Cleaner
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/redirectcleaner at example.net.xpi
Status: enabled

Name: Switch to Tab no more
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{7edcdfc0-3056-11e0-91fa-0800200c9a66}.xpi
Status: enabled

-- Plugins information
Name: Google Talk Plugin
Location: /opt/google/talkplugin/libnpgoogletalk.so
Package: google-talkplugin
Status: enabled

Name: Google Talk Plugin Video Renderer
Location: /opt/google/talkplugin/libnpo1d.so
Package: google-talkplugin
Status: enabled

Name: IcedTea-Web Plugin (using IcedTea-Web 1.5 (1.5-2+deb8u1))
Location: /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/lib/amd64/IcedTeaPlugin.so
Package: icedtea-7-plugin:amd64
Status: enabled

Name: Shockwave Flash (
Location: /usr/lib/flashplayer-mozilla/libflashplayer.so
Package: flashplayer-mozilla
Status: enabled

-- Addons package information
ii  flashplayer-mo 3: amd64        Macromedia Flash Player
ii  google-talkplu   amd64        Google Talk Plugin
ii  icedtea-7-plug 1.5-2+deb8u1 amd64        web browser plugin based on OpenJ
ii  iceweasel      31.6.0esr-1  amd64        Web browser based on Firefox

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (600, 'stable'), (500, 'stable-updates')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages iceweasel depends on:
ii  debianutils               4.4+b1
ii  fontconfig                2.11.0-6.3
ii  libasound2                1.0.28-1
ii  libatk1.0-0               2.14.0-1
ii  libc6                     2.19-18
ii  libcairo2                 1.14.0-2.1
ii  libdbus-1-3               1.8.16-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2          0.102-1
ii  libevent-2.0-5            2.0.21-stable-2
ii  libffi6                   3.1-2+b2
ii  libfontconfig1            2.11.0-6.3
ii  libfreetype6              2.5.2-3
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.9.2-10
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0        2.31.1-2+b1
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.42.1-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.24.25-3
ii  libhunspell-1.3-0         1.3.3-3
ii  libnspr4                  2:4.10.7-1
ii  libnss3                   2:3.17.2-1.1
ic  libpango-1.0-0            1.32.5-5+b1
ii  libsqlite3-0    
ii  libstartup-notification0  0.12-4
ii  libstdc++6                4.9.2-10
ii  libvpx1                   1.3.0-3
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.6.2-3
ii  libxext6                  2:1.3.3-1
ii  libxrender1               1:0.9.8-1+b1
ii  libxt6                    1:1.1.4-1+b1
ii  procps                    2:3.3.9-9
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1

iceweasel recommends no packages.

Versions of packages iceweasel suggests:
pn  fonts-mathjax          <none>
pn  fonts-oflb-asana-math  <none>
ii  fonts-stix [otf-stix]  1.1.1-1
ii  libcanberra0           0.30-2.1
pn  libgnomeui-0           <none>
ii  libgssapi-krb5-2       1.12.1+dfsg-19
pn  mozplugger             <none>

-- no debconf information

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