Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167122
ps2pdf does not work properly w.r.t. font metrics
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:20 EST
Description of problem:
When using the Courier font in a PS file, the font metrics seem to be broken in
some way, so the output of ps2pdf is wrong.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
See the attached small test.ps file.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ps2pdf -sPAPERSIZE=a4 test.ps
2. look at test.pdf with a PDF reader
3. the "Test Courier" text *should* immediately be followed by the "Test Times
Attached a sample PS file. This sample works fine with older Ghostscript
versions, like 5.x.
Created attachment 118255 [details]
Sample PS file showing the problem
It also works ok on RHEL3 with Ghostscript 7.05-32.1.9.
What version of urw-fonts do you have installed?
This is with urw-fonts version 2.2-6.
Known urw-fonts bug. See bug #140584.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 140584 ***
It might be more appropriate to refer to bug #161434 here (I just found that),
which is a RHEL4 bug that is said to be fixed in an errata version (which will
be in U2 as far as I can see), as linking to a FC bug does not tell a lot about
when this will be solved in RHEL4.