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Can't print bold text on Firefox 50+

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mauzi
 
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Post Posted March 13th, 2017, 12:20 pm

Hi,

I'm running Firefox on Windows Server 2008 R2. Since Firefox 50, I can't print bold text.
- rendering is correct on screen
- rendering is correct on print preview
- bold text prints as non-bold text with replacement font, but with larger spacing
- 32 and 64 bit builds are all affected
- independent from printer drivers (both PDF and PCL6 outputs are affected)
- downgrade to Firefox 49 fixes problem
- I have tried it with a new/blank Firefox profile - it's the same

Any ideas?

See screenshot:
Firefox 52 ESR x64 - print preview (top)
Firefox 52 ESR x64 - print output (bottom) - PDF and HP LaserJet PCL6 output looks the same

Image

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Post Posted March 14th, 2017, 8:59 am

Firefox 52 ESR x64 - print preview (top)

I just did a little checking and from what I can find the latest ESR version is 45.8.0 ... where are you seeing that version?

BTW... I just tested with this version 52 (normal version) and my bold printed fine.

Also, in case this is a Linux thing you should include Linux in your Topic heading.
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mauzi
 
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Post Posted March 16th, 2017, 4:35 am

I just did a little checking and from what I can find the latest ESR version is 45.8.0 ... where are you seeing that version?


It's available on the official site since 06-Mar-2017.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/o ... tions/all/

Also, in case this is a Linux thing you should include Linux in your Topic heading.


This was the first sentence:
I'm running Firefox on Windows Server 2008 R2...

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Post Posted March 16th, 2017, 12:11 pm

It's available on the official site since 06-Mar-2017.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/o ... tions/all/

Got me there :oops: I must have searched the wrong area.

Windows Server 2008 R2

OK... I'm not a Linux user so I did not know that... but it's always good to plus the OS in titles for those who 'skim' the site fast.... just saying...

I did a search for your problem... have you done one yet? .... found this... so,...but, you may have a better handle on the search terms that I do..., even though the OS version are diff. from yours it seems that you are not alone... assuming what I read somewhat matches you issue.
Firefox print error - Mozilla Support Community
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