cups print dialog defaulting to Postscript...

Onkar Shinde onkarshinde at
Thu Aug 5 15:09:02 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 2:55 PM, Daniel J Blueman
<daniel.blueman at> wrote:
> 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:

I was referring to

One of the suggestions in the bug is 'default to PDF' format. One
comment suggests that it is already the case except in case of
firefox. I will have to check on my setup.


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