cups print dialog defaulting to Postscript...

Daniel J Blueman daniel.blueman at
Thu Aug 5 09:25:36 UTC 2010

On 5 August 2010 10:24, Daniel J Blueman <daniel.blueman at> wrote:
> 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!

Of course, I mean from:
Daniel J Blueman

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