open-doc/image > PDF/PRINT engines, from terminal & desktop GUI
jesse at jessesteele.com
Wed Jun 27 07:16:43 UTC 2018
Issue A: .pdf exporting is like Hong Kong's Walled City
Some fonts in other languages don't render correctly in pdf. I created a
repo duplicating the problem with multiple pdf export engines:
Bug report to LibreOffice:
This bug includes LibreOffice and Calligra, but the problem runs deeper.
So, I submitted a bug report(above) implicating lowriter, but that won't
fix everything. There are multiple pdf engines involved, as the repo
(above) describes. Calligra's pdf exporter seems to be doing well with
.odt, but not with .doc, which I think we all can accept. But, Calligra
has other querks.
On review, I found too many terminal pdf engines, loaded with bugs.
Could pdf engine cooperation and unification just be an idea discussed
among developers? Is that okay to humbly suggest?
I want to simply highlight/select and "context menu > Print..." and
entire directory of images. I can in W!nd at w$; not pretty, but it works.
Even in a Linux image viewer app, I'd need to print each image one at a
IMHO, any workplace-worthy, publishing-ready desktop OS needs these to
be central and standard. Can lowriter (after it gets fixed) be made to
work on exportable documents from the GNOME/Xfce context menu? Is there
a command line tool to "print said images in this directory" with
count-per-page and black-color options that could be made to also work a
context menu -initiated GUI... or else an app be loaded-ready from the
Desktop power users (publishers, administrators) need standard PDF and
image directory printing from the context menu. What about a native
script called "dirprint" to handle open documents and images TO PRINT or
TO PDF? I'll even write the BASH script if someone would just point me
in the right direction and it has a prayer of getting into the
GNOME/Xfce/KDE/Nautilus/Thunar/Dolphin/etc context menu.
Linux love to all!
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