Bug 186747 - TrueType fonts converted to Type 3 in .ps file
TrueType fonts converted to Type 3 in .ps file
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2006-03-25 20:48 EST by Manuel Morales
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.0.2-5.7.2
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Last Closed: 2006-04-04 03:32:23 EDT
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Description Manuel Morales 2006-03-25 20:48:51 EST
Description of problem:
In OpenOffice.org 2.02, the only way I seem to be able to print a file to .ps is
by using the "Generic Printer" option. Unfortunately, any TT fonts get converted
to Type 3, and display poorly in some PDF viewers.

How reproducible:
Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In OO.org, type "Test" using Bitstream Vera Sans font.
2. Print using the Generic Printer option and location set to file. Save as
output.ps.
3. Convert to pdf using pdf2ps output.ps.
  
Actual results:
Resulting file displays poorly in XPDF. Looking at "Document Properties"' in
Evince shows that fonts are converted to Type 3.

Expected results:
Fonts should be converted to Type 1, or otherwise display nicely.
Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2006-03-27 03:47:55 EST
What do you want to do, create a PDF ? In which case use export->as PDF which
creates the best quality PDF output. I don't see any Type3 output from that route.
Comment 2 Manuel Morales 2006-03-27 08:19:22 EST
That's true, but PDF files generated from OO.org are not as consistently
supported as those generated from a PS file using GhostScript. For example:
https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/documents/pdf_create/pdfcreate_01.jsp
Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2006-03-29 05:40:49 EST
/usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/share/psprint/driver/SGENPRT.PS

add a line of

*TTRasterizer: Type42

after the line of

*LanguageLevel: "2"

That should do it, will fix for next respin
Comment 4 Manuel Morales 2006-03-29 12:49:48 EST
That works, thanks!

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