cups print dialog defaulting to Postscript...

Daniel J Blueman daniel.blueman at
Thu Aug 5 09:24:25 UTC 2010

Hi Onkar,

On 5 August 2010 06:05, Onkar Shinde <onkarshinde at> wrote:
> 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.

Good heads-up. From , the only
related paper cut I could find is:

If this is the one you're referring to, I'll open another one.

Thanks for replying all the same!

Daniel J Blueman

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