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[Bug 1832222] Re: using aakar font reboots printer


Because the Aakar font is part of the fonts-gujr-extra package.
To re-phrase the problem: On certain text input, the Aakar font emits a reset command to the printer.
In contrast, other non-Latin fonts (e.g. STZhongsong) when presented with Latin characters gracefully degrade to a default Latin font. Alternatively, it could be replaced in the output by a "unknown character" symbol, there is even a Unicode code point for that: U+FFFD � REPLACEMENT CHARACTER used to replace an unknown, unrecognized or unrepresentable character. That would give a visible clue to the location of the user's mistake.

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  using aakar font reboots printer

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Bug description:
  A user accidentally selected the aakar font for one cell of a spreadsheet containing English text. Printing the spreadsheet resulted in the printer displaying:
  followed by
  The result was the same for both printers tried: Samsung SL-M3820ND and HP Colour LaserJet CM1017
  The spreadsheet was exported to a PDF, printing the PDF caused the same printer reboot. Opening the PDF in Libre Office Draw and printing caused the same printer reboot.
  If the font was changed to Liberation Sans, the file could be printed.
  A minimal Libre Office spreadsheet with the problem is attached.

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