I encounter the same problem as explained in this blog, when I print a pdf from evince hyphens are not printed. when I print a pdf from Okular, hyphens are printed. For example the hyphen that appears at the end of the first line in this text:

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Both evince and Okular are recommended pdf viewers on the Debian wiki, but I would prefer to use evince since it's the default for Gnome and it's already integrated with some other software I use.

Here are the Latex and Lyx files that can be used to generate the problematic pdf: hyphen.lyx

  • Are you using the latest versions of evince and cups?
    – harrymc
    Nov 5, 2015 at 21:01
  • @harrymc I'm using evince 3.14.1-2 and cups 1.7.5-11+deb8u1 those are both the latest versions in Debian Stable. Nov 6, 2015 at 7:37
  • The problematic hyphen is usually a soft-hyphen, which is a different character than the hyphen. If the font is not embedded within the pdf, evince will match it against some font in system. Evince might be using the wrong font match when printing. Try not to encode the file in UTF8, if possible, so not to generate that character.
    – harrymc
    Nov 6, 2015 at 9:12
  • Thanks but since I also write in French, and exchange data with Scandinavian people, I tend to use UTF8. Nov 6, 2015 at 10:52
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    Something else that might help is when generating the pdf, to ensure that the fonts are embedded. See the Lyx PDF FAQ.
    – harrymc
    Nov 7, 2015 at 8:28

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This bug has apparently been fixed. However, as far as I can tell, the fix has not been backported.

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