[Pkg-fonts-devel] Fonts from package misbehave in exported PDF

Mirosław Zalewski miniopl at poczta.onet.pl
Mon Aug 27 23:44:47 UTC 2012


I want to use Tex-Gyre font in LibreOffice. Everything is working good until 
I export file to PDF. It totally messes characters with diacritics, making files 

BUT it happens only if I use Debian package (tex-gyre). If I download fonts 
from upstream website and put them in ~/.fonts/ OR take font files from Debian 
packages and put them into /usr/share/fonts/opentype/, then exported PDF is 
rendering just fine.

I have prepared tar.bz2 archive that contains both PDFs [0]. File named 
"debian-package.pdf" was rendered using Debian package. File named "userdir" 
was rendered when font files were in ~/.fonts/ directory.

[0] http://minio.komunikatory.pl/pliki/gyre-fonts-problem.tar.bz2 (132 KiB)

I see two differences in mentioned PDFs:
1. In debian-package, font is "Fully embedded", while in userdir it is 
"Embedded (subset)".
2. Using Okular, I can extract fonts from PDF. If I "file" them, it will show:
- "PostScript Type 1 font text (TeXGyreSchola-Regular 2.005)" for font from 
- "PostScript Type 1 font program data" for font from userdir

Also, I checked PDFs on various PDF readers, using at least three different 
rendering engines. All displayed the same, so this is not bug in PDF reading 

Can anyone help me debugging this issue? I would like to send bug report, but 
I don't know who I should bother with it: Debian maintainers or LibreOffice 

As for my user-case, I prefer to use packaged software, but this issue is 
total blocker for me. Can I somehow tune Debian to produce readable PDFs with 
font from package? How?

Thanks in advance.
Best regards
Mirosław Zalewski

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