Since we are probably going to create a browser based rendering version for pdfs, we should think about at least some quick fixes we could do to remove the worst styling behaviors of the printable version. This ticket is not about getting the perfect design just yet, it is more about what are the issues that should definitely be fixed when we deploy the browser based rendering version.
In detail this means:
- What are the most painful problems of the current design of the printable version, and how could they be fixed?
- Would there be any way to include local print.css files and if yes, how would they interact with the global file?
Related ticket about the long term vision of printable version layout: T135022
One of the wishes of the 2015 German-speaking community wishlist as well as the international community wishlist was the support of tables in pdfs: T135643.
It would take an enormous engineering effort to add tables to the current latex layout in a way that 80%-90% of the tables display correctly. 10%-20% would always be off due to the different capabilities of the two media (printed, layouted page versus HTML). Therefore the idea is to offer another way of rendering pdfs. The new browser-based rendering version will not have the well designed latex layout (at least for the start), but look like the printed website - not perfect for print, but at least complete. The community consensus is still ongoing as of August 3, 2016.
 If the community agrees to the suggestions, which looks very promising so far: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Diskussion:Technische_W%C3%BCnsche/Topw%C3%BCnsche#Wunsch_Tabellen_in_PDF_darstellen_-_Stimmungsbild_zum_L.C3.B6sungsvorschlag