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The following minimal example looks fine on my system:

\documentclass[]{report}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{document}
\Huge Test $\alpha, \beta, \gamma$ Test
\end{document}

The PDF looks like this:

enter image description here

But when I print it out, the text looks like this!

Printout

What happened to my \beta?

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closed as too localized by Hooked, Torbjørn T., bloodworks, Werner, Guido Jan 4 '13 at 22:41

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Looks like a font or printer driver issue to me. I don't think other people will be able to recreate this issue. Try printing from a different PDF viewer / PC / to a different printer for comparison. –  Martin Scharrer Jan 4 '13 at 21:20
    
The problem is only with \beta? Try latex and convert dvi to ps and then to pdf. –  Sigur Jan 4 '13 at 21:22
    
@Sigur latex -> dvips -> ps2pdf results in a working copy. What does this mean? –  Hooked Jan 4 '13 at 21:38
    
@MartinScharrer The problem persists on two different printers (both HP LaserJets) and printing (not creating) on two different machines. –  Hooked Jan 4 '13 at 21:41
    
as @MartinScharrer mentions, the pdf viewer you are using may be the issue? which one are you using and were your using the same one when your tried on a different machine? –  ArTourter Jan 4 '13 at 21:51
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