Bug#668250: Some fonts only shown and printed partially
denis at laxalde.org
Thu May 24 15:23:47 UTC 2012
reassign 668250 libpoppler13
forcemerge 673251 668250
affects 673251 evince
Le mardi 22 mai 2012 à 09:58 +0200, Joachim Breitner a écrit :
> > > > the attached PDF file is rendered and printed wrong, as shown in the
> > > > attached screenshot: The fixed-with font parts are only partly visible,
> > > > maybe the lower 10% of the font. It works fine in xpdf and also in
> > > > evince after running it through pdf2ps.
> > >
> > > I observe this behaviour with many more PDF files, not only fixed-width
> > > fonts. In
> > > http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/plasma/publications/pdf/BakewellRuncimanPPDP00.pdf all serif fonts are broken here.
> > >
> > > Again, xpdf works fine.
> > The culprit appears to be libcairo2 version 1.12. Downgrading to 1.10
> > fixes the problem.
> thanks for the information. Is more known about the problem? Is upstream
> aware of the problem? Can we make sure that this bug is fixed before the
> release? And is the severity appropriate – for me (having to read lots
> of affected research papers) it is serious, but maybe not for everyone.
The actual problem seems to be in poppler. There is a patch available in
#673251 (another solution would be to upgrade poppler in Debian).
I agree about the severity, I have 10-20% of my PDFs affected partially
or completely (those using Type 3 fonts actually).
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