Bug 372662 - text font size in printout of mail way too small
Summary: text font size in printout of mail way too small
Status: REPORTED
Alias: None
Product: kmail2
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 5.2.3
Platform: Debian unstable Linux
: NOR normal with 20 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdepim bugs
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Reported: 2016-11-19 13:03 UTC by Martin Steigerwald
Modified: 2017-10-10 06:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Test mail printout as PDF, font size is that small on real printout on HP OfficeJet 5610 as well (21.38 KB, application/pdf)
2016-11-19 13:03 UTC, Martin Steigerwald
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Description Martin Steigerwald 2016-11-19 13:03:11 UTC
Created attachment 102318 [details]
Test mail printout as PDF, font size is that small on real printout on HP OfficeJet 5610 as well

When printing mails via KMail text font size in the printout is very small.



# How to reproduce
- Print a mail (as PDF if you don´t have a printer)


# Actual results
- Text font size in printout very small (see attachment).


# Expected results
- Larger text font size in printout. Ideally one that matches a regularily written letter

Thank you,
Martin
Comment 1 Laurent Montel 2016-11-29 06:43:20 UTC
Did you select a specific font for printing in kmail ?

(here it's ok)
Comment 2 Martin Steigerwald 2016-11-29 12:06:01 UTC
No, I didn´t set any specific fonts within KMail (and I don´t see any way to set a font size in the printer settings). Font for whole desktop environment is Noto Sans 10 pt.

If I try to set a font size for printing, I see it being set to Noto Sans 10 pt. When I set it to Noto Sans 20 pt I indeed receive a larger, more readable text in the output.

Maybe its somewhat related to the DPI setting I use for fonts within Plasma desktop? I have set it to 140 DPI. Yes, I just tried it. This is it. Okay, I update my how to reproduce instruction to include:

- go to Appearance / Font in Systemsettings and adjust force font DPI to 200
- do a print preview of a mail
- then try again with 50
- do a print preview of a mail

Seems to me KMail would be better off to ignore that setting and always scale to the *printer* resolution.