Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167399
"evince" renders certain fonts incorrectly
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:12 EST
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Description of problem:
Bold italic Times characters (math mode) are poorly rendered by
"evince" for a pdflatex-generated PDF file. The characters are
not slanted, and the font seems to have changed, too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a PDF document using the bold italic Times font in math mode.
2. Open the file with "evince".
Actual Results: The rendering is flawed.
Expected Results: Italic bold Times characters should look as expected.
Opening the PDF file by means of "xpdf", the rendering is correct.
This bug has been present since the initial release of "evince".
Created attachment 118388 [details]
Sample PDF file rendered by "evince"
Created attachment 118389 [details]
Sample PDF file rendered by "xpdf"
After converting the PDF file to PS by means od "pdftops", the resulting
PS file is rendered correctly by "evince".
The problem seems to be Red Hat specific as no other tested distribution
exhibits the reported anomaly.
Issue resolved for a current rawhide test system.
Well, I have to correct myself, or this is partially broken again. At
least for the current tree, the Times font is rendered correctly but
the characters are not bold ones.
As mentioned above, displaying the PDF file by some other flavour of
Linux distro using "evince", no similar regression is observed.
After installing Truetype support for teTeX 3.0, the newly create
PDF file displays correctly. The previous PDF file was created by
pdfTeX-1.10b (FC3 flavour of teTeX 2.0.2), the current one by
pdfeTeX-1.21a. The font list is longer for the current version than
the previous one. Possibly, a bug in the earlier pdfTeX release was
hence the culprit.
Sounds like this was fixed, so I'm closing the bug. If the problem persists,
please reopen, but do attach the pdf file in question, thanks.