cups print dialog defaulting to Postscript...

Onkar Shinde onkarshinde at
Thu Aug 5 05:05:20 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 10:06 PM, Daniel J Blueman
<daniel.blueman at> wrote:
> When selecting 'Print to File' in the CUPS printer dialog box,
> Postscript is selected per default.
> Many users may not realise that this is disadvantageous until too late
> - with all the fonts converted to paths and less easy to open on other
> operating systems.
> PDF seems a rational default - what reasons are against changing to this?

I agree that PDF should have been default since start. I believe there
was a papercut bug for this. But I don't have reference to the bug.

By the way what you call as CUPS dialog is probably the dialog
provided by printing APIs in GTK+. So it should be possible to patch
GTK+ to use PDF by default.


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