Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135066
PDF is displayed garbled, older xpdf works
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
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Description of problem:
The PDF file available at
displays garbled with xpdf. Older versions (tested 2.02pl1 and 2.01)
work fine, I've got a working report from 3.00 from Debian, too.\
ggv claims that the file is invalid PDF.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Display file with xpdf
Actual Results: Garbled fonts, pictures are ok
Expected Results: Clear fonts
it seems that new freetype-2.1.9 causes this problem. Does it work for
you if you reinstall the old freetype-2.1.7?
which version of freetype is used on debian?
Going back to 2.1.7 (from FC2) fixes it.
Debian seems to use 2.1.7, too.
This also hits the Enterprise branch. More specifically, it is an
issue in the second beta for RHEL 4.
Created attachment 110246 [details]
This is the patch I applied to evince (ported from kpdf). It should
work for xpdf too...
This isn't applied to evince-0.1.0-0.20050120 (from jkatz) yet, right?
Because this version fails on the same PDFs as xpdf does.
No, I checked in the patch two minutes ago ;)
The problem is now fixed in xpdf-3.00-15. It will showup in rawhide
soon. Marco, thanks for your info.
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