Bug 168646 - Printing PDF's results in strange characters
Printing PDF's results in strange characters
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Kristian Høgsberg
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Reported: 2005-09-18 20:38 EDT by Rodd Clarkson
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:07 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:07:33 EDT
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sample PDF document that prints strange characters (89.43 KB, application/pdf)
2005-09-18 20:38 EDT, Rodd Clarkson
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Description Rodd Clarkson 2005-09-18 20:38:13 EDT
Description of problem:

Printing a PDF to a printer prints most (all) text as strange characters.  The
document displays fine, but prints garbage.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Very.  My father-in-law is getting this on his FC4 install, and I'm seeing it in

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a PDF and print it. (see attached PDF as an example).
Actual results:

Print strange characters that mean nothing.

Expected results:

Prints the document as seen on the screen.
Comment 1 Rodd Clarkson 2005-09-18 20:38:13 EDT
Created attachment 118953 [details]
sample PDF document that prints strange characters
Comment 2 Zuirdj 2005-10-03 20:12:00 EDT

Try to print this: http://www.davidco.com/pdfs/gtd_workflow_advanced.pdf
Comment 3 Michael Osborne 2005-10-13 18:23:59 EDT
I also get this on both the standard FC4 evince+poppler as well as a rawhide
evince+poppler compiled from srpm on FC4.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 12:21:50 EDT
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.

If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version
or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.)

Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.

The process we're following is outlined here:

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.
Comment 5 Rodd Clarkson 2008-04-29 22:54:28 EDT
Okay, I'm aware of two computers running f8 that still have this problem (and
other printing problems) related to printing PDF's with evince.

This problem doesn't exist in rawhide (f9-preview).

Is there any chance of getting the current evince/poppler stuff back-ported to f8?
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-13 22:02:16 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 18:03:26 EDT
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 9.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 
'version' of '9'.

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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 13:07:33 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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