Bug#508497: text rendering fails on some documents

Sven Arvidsson sa at whiz.se
Fri Dec 12 22:05:29 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-12-11 at 21:55 -0700, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 03:36 +0100, Sven Arvidsson wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-12-11 at 16:06 -0700, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> > > I installed the evince from experimental, and see no change.  The glyph
> > > for 'micro' is still rendering wrong... look at the capacitor values,
> > > they should look sort of like 'uF' but the first glyph shows up here as
> > > a sideways sort of squiggle that I don't recognize.
> > 
> > I'm attaching a screenshot of the lower part of the first page, it looks
> > okay to me, and the same as what's shown in xpdf here.
> > 
> > If it looks much different on your system, I guess you have some problem
> > with your fonts.
> > 
> > > Nope, no change with evince from experimental and poppler-data 0.2.0-2
> > > installed.
> > 
> > I tried it myself now, and it seems to work fine. I'm using poppler-data
> > 0.2.1-1 (from experimental), once again, attaching a screenshot.
> Yep, those look fine.  Any clues on where I should look next?

I'm less sure about this, but you could try and see what fonts are used
on your system for the (non embedded) font families requested in the
first document.

 $ fc-match symbol 
 s050000l.pfb: "Standard Symbols L" "Regular"

 $ fc-match zapfdingbats
 DejaVuSans.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Book"

 $ fc-match helvetica
 n019003l.pfb: "Nimbus Sans L" "Regular"

For the second document, did you close all the evince windows before
poppler-data was installed? Evince seems to run in a single process.

Are there any errors in the terminal? Without poppler-data, I get a lot
of warnings like this:

 Error: Missing language pack for 'Adobe-Japan1' mapping 
 Error: Missing language pack for 'Adobe-Japan1' mapping
 Error: Unknown font tag 'G1'
 Error (109507): No font in show

Sven Arvidsson
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