I'm pretty sure this has to do with how Stack Exchange calls the font family. I edited the element's CSS to test:
Named Ubuntu Regular
Named UbuntuRegular (no space)
Note how the lack of fall-back families causes these characters to be shown in Serif font.
(I'm on Windows, and also have the Ubuntu font installed.)
I'd say the family ...
There are a few component questions here:
"What is this font?" — Probably off-topic.
"What formats is this font available as?" — Again, fairly off-topic and probably answered by the first question.
"Does Ubuntu support this format of font?" — On topic.
"How do I install this font?" — On topic.
On balance, the first half is probably more one for a design SE ...
You may prefer the view shown by StackPrinter, which is an unofficial, community-maintained site that obtains and hosts copies of posts from Stack Exchange sites (with proper attribution) though Stack Exchange's published API, as needed, and displays them in a way intended to be better suited for printing.
Here's your question.
Some more information on ...
Printing a web page is more related to your choice of browser to Ask Ubuntu itself. :-)
E.G. I'm currently using FireFox and that has an "Enter Reader View" mode in the address bar like this:
(The little page icon just before the ... at the rightmost of the address bar itself)
Pressing that first and then printing prints perfectly at 150 on my printer.
Are you using Ubuntu?
The form fields have several monospace font options on a first-available system (Consolas,Menlo,Monaco,Lucida Console,Liberation Mono,DejaVu Sans Mono,Bitstream Vera Sans Mono,Courier New,monospace,serif).
I'm using Consolas but Monaco and Liberation Mono are good too.
Courier's actual font face is smaller than the other fonts at the ...
Works fine in Firefox 27 on Ubuntu 13.10 (also no noticeable problems on Fedora, Windows 7, mainly using Firefox + the ever hated Internet Explorer) :
On Meta AskUbuntu:
On Ask Ubuntu:
It should be fine, just a combination of Windows plus Chrome being daft.
You could also try downloading and installing the Ubuntu font from here
using this (with ...
I remember this problem, and I don't know what caused it. Fortunately, this bug seems to have gone away, perhaps due to a site redesign.
It looks like this now in Chromium in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [60.0.3112.78-0ubuntu0.16.04.1293]:
In Firefox in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [54.0+build3-0ubuntu0.16.04.1]:
In Chrome in Windows 8.1 [Version 60.0.3112.90 (Official Build) (...