Bug#855977: evince: hyperlinks not clickable - feature request: automatic links

Petr Vanek petr at linuks.cz
Thu Feb 23 23:30:50 UTC 2017

Package: evince
Version: 3.22.1-3
Severity: wishlist

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages evince depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.26.0-2
ii  evince-common                                3.22.1-3
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.22.0-1
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.22.0-1
ii  libc6                                        2.24-9
ii  libcairo-gobject2                            1.14.8-1
ii  libcairo2                                    1.14.8-1
ii  libevdocument3-4                             3.22.1-3
ii  libevview3-3                                 3.22.1-3
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.36.5-2
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.50.3-1
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-12                        3.22.2-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.22.8-1
ii  libnautilus-extension1a                      3.22.2-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.40.3-3
ii  libsecret-1-0                                0.18.5-2
ii  shared-mime-info                             1.8-1

Versions of packages evince recommends:
ii  dbus-user-session [default-dbus-session-bus]  1.10.16-1
ii  dbus-x11 [dbus-session-bus]                   1.10.16-1

Versions of packages evince suggests:
ii  gvfs             1.30.3-1
pn  nautilus-sendto  <none>
ii  poppler-data     0.4.7-8
ii  unrar            1:5.4.5-1

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Thank you for all your hard work.

I have been using Evince for years and am happy with it, but for
whatever reason, it doesn't make links clickable in my own created
documents, see example here: http://www.penguin.cz/~vanous/out.pdf - the
numbers in circles have hyperlinks underneath.

Acrobat reader (acroread) achieves this by what they call "automatic
links", where not only Annotations with subtype /Link are processed as
links but also FQ URLs and PQ URLs are recognized, please see some
description here: [1]

[1] https://blogs.adobe.com/acrolaw/2013/03/removing-hyperlinks-from-a-pdf-and-featuregotcha/

I have reported/discussed this in poppler mailing list [2] and it was suggested to report here, as
Debian Evince bug/feature request.

[2] https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/poppler/2017-February/012082.html

Thank you for all your work on keeping Evince in Debian!


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