[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#847935: MICRO sign does not show

Erik Thiele erik.thiele at thiele-hydraulik.de
Mon Dec 12 14:04:23 UTC 2016

Package: fonts-freefont-ttf
Version: version 20120503-5

on the website https://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/examples.html you can
download https://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/fo/fonts.fo.pdf

which is a PDF file with character charts.

For the fonts Helvetica and Times Roman the micro sign µ is not
visible with PDF previewers "atril", also not on "xpdf". But for the
font Courier it is visible.

by the command:
gs -sDEVICE=pngmono -sOutputFile=test%d.png fonts.fo.pdf </dev/null
you can see the micro signs.

I have no idea if this bug is assigned to the correct package though.

you can copy the invisible micro sign on the "atril" PDF previewer to
clipboard and paste it into a terminal, where it will correctly be
visible as a micro sign.


Erik Thiele
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