Bug 151125 - evince cannot correctly display pdf files contains chinese
Summary: evince cannot correctly display pdf files contains chinese
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince   
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Version: 3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Marco Pesenti Gritti
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Reported: 2005-03-15 04:02 UTC by Yijun Yuan
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-28 15:17:37 UTC
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Description Yijun Yuan 2005-03-15 04:02:13 UTC
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Description of problem:
evince cannot display most of my pdf files correct. The files are loaded ok but the chinese characters turn out to be random meaningless symbols. Running in terminal, I can see a lot of error output such as
Error: Unknown character collection 'Adobe-GB1'
Error: Unknown character collection 'Adobe-GB1'
Error: Unknown font tag 'F5'
Error: Unknown font tag 'F5'
Error: Unknown font tag 'F5'
Error: Unknown font tag 'F8'
Error: Unknown font tag 'F3'
Error (205398): No font in show/space
Error: Unknown font tag 'F8'
Error (205407): No font in show/space
and my system turned very slow when loading these files. These files are produced by Acrobat Distiller 5.0 (Windows) and/or CTeX suite (Windows)

It can render some pdf files very well, which are produced using pdflatex in tetex-latex-2.0.2 or dvipdfmx(20031207), the source file is in UTF-8. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open a terminal
2. run evince
3. load a file that contains chinese characters

Actual Results:  If the pdf file is created using adobe distiller under windows, then there would be alot of Error output, no chinese characters can be seen, but a lot of strange symbols. Since most of my pdf files are produced that way (adobe distillers + windows) and the source files(ppt, doc, etc.) are lost(bad luck!), I cannot reproduce them under OOo. 
Most of the times, acroread displays them well.

Expected Results:  nothing should happen in the terminal, and the page displays correctly, like acroread (with CHSKIT, language pack of acroread installed) does.

Additional info:

My default locale is zh_CN.UTF-8
when I switch to zh_CN.GB2312, the problem remains the same, so does the output on terminal.

Comment 1 Bryan W Clark 2005-03-28 15:17:37 UTC
Hi, thanks for the bug report.  We're going to track this bug upstream because
it looks like a similar problem they are seeing.  Feel free to comment on it
there.  See the link to GNOME Bugzilla below.

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