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Printing XeLaTeX-generated PDF of document using San Francisco to specific Canon printer TS9120 gives weird results

Postby LavaTyper » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:44 pm

GREETINGS.
I am using TeXShop 4.44 on macOS 10.15.2 to typeset documents with custom fonts using XeLaTeX.

The custom font is Apple's own San Francisco font, SF Pro Text, see document below:

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  1. \documentclass[12pt]{article}
  2. \usepackage{lipsum}
  3. \usepackage{fontspec}
  4.  
  5. \usepackage{fontspec}
  6. \setmainfont{SF Pro Text}
  7.  
  8. \begin{document}
  9.  
  10. \lipsum[1]
  11.  
  12. \end{document}
[/quote]


The PDF that is generated looks as expected.

And when I print to *some* Canon printers, it prints properly.

What it's supposed to look like: See attachment SFProTextCTS9120ResultSmaller.jpg

SFProTextCTS9120ResultSmaller.jpg
SFProTextCTS9120ResultSmaller.jpg (72.83 KiB) Viewed 284 times


But when I print the XeLaTeX-generated PDF using SF Pro Text to my Canon TS9120, this is the result that I get when it prints: See attachment SFProTextCTS9120ScanSmaller.jpg

SFProTextCTS9120ScanSmaller.jpg
SFProTextCTS9120ScanSmaller.jpg (40.68 KiB) Viewed 284 times


It's almost as if the text is way bigger than it's supposed to be.

The weird thing is that if I rewrite the document using Apple's own Pages software, and change the font of the text within the Pages document to SF Pro Text, and print directly to the Canon TS9120, then the SF Pro Text document prints properly as expected. But not with XeLaTeX.

So, I'm not sure if this one very specific bug is a driver issue with Canon, a bug within the TeXShop/XeLaTeX typesetter, or something else.

Should I also post this thread to the Canon support forums

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