Bug#695222: evince only shows garbage when displaying certain PDF documents

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Wed Dec 5 16:51:45 UTC 2012

Package: evince
Version: 3.4.0-3.1
Severity: normal


Evince (but not other poppler-based viewers, like the xpdf that is in
Debian) only show garbage when displaying certain documents.

In particular, if a LaTeX document generated by dvips happens to have T3
fonts and that document is converted to a PDF file via ps2pdf, then only
garbage can be seen on the screen.

Minimal working example attached. To compile the document, just do:

    latex test; dvips test; ps2pdf14 test.ps

and try to see the resulting PDF file with evince.


Rogério Brito.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.6-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.utf-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages evince depends on:
ii  evince-common            3.4.0-3.1
ii  gnome-icon-theme         3.4.0-2
ii  libatk1.0-0              2.4.0-2
ii  libc6                    2.13-37
ii  libcairo-gobject2        1.12.2-2
ii  libcairo2                1.12.2-2
ii  libevdocument3-4         3.4.0-3.1
ii  libevview3-3             3.4.0-3.1
ii  libgail-3-0              3.4.2-4
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0       2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0             2.33.12+really2.32.4-3
ii  libgnome-keyring0        3.4.1-1
ii  libgtk-3-0               3.4.2-4
ii  libice6                  2:1.0.8-2
ii  libnautilus-extension1a  3.4.2-1+build1
ii  libpango1.0-0            1.30.0-1
ii  libsm6                   2:1.2.1-2
ii  libx11-6                 2:1.5.0-1
ii  libxml2                  2.8.0+dfsg1-7
ii  shared-mime-info         1.0-1+b1
ii  zlib1g                   1:1.2.7.dfsg-13

Versions of packages evince recommends:
ii  dbus-x11  1.6.8-1
ii  gvfs      1.12.3-2

Versions of packages evince suggests:
ii  nautilus      3.4.2-1+build1
ii  poppler-data  0.4.6-2
ii  unrar         1:4.1.4-1

-- no debconf information

Rogério Brito : rbrito@{ime.usp.br,gmail.com} : GPG key 4096R/BCFCAAAA
http://rb.doesntexist.org/blog : Projects : https://github.com/rbrito/
DebianQA: http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=rbrito%40ime.usp.br
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