Bad intercharacter spacing when printing
Posted on 2002-07-24
When printing from a particular application (Carat by Cartesis) in Windows 2000 the spacing between the characters is off. For example, the word "Parametrage" looks like "P a ra metra g e" (the actual distances between the letters are smaller).
The application uses the Time New Roman font but when using it to print from other applications it works fine.
The application first prints to the screen and then you can choose to print it on paper or not. The bad spacing occurs already on the screen.
This happens on our standard Windows 2000 installation which is cloned (using Ghost) with a number of applications pre-installed (Carat is not one of those). If Windows 2000 is installed from the Select CD this problem does not occur. The printer driver is the same in both cases.
I have tried reinstalling the fonts and comparing the different system files being used.
Any ideas about what could cause this behaviour?