Bug 186747 - TrueType fonts converted to Type 3 in .ps file
Summary: TrueType fonts converted to Type 3 in .ps file
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org
Version: 5
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caolan McNamara
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2006-03-26 01:48 UTC by Manuel Morales
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-04 07:32:23 UTC

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Description Manuel Morales 2006-03-26 01:48:51 UTC
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:

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
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 08:47:55 UTC
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 13:19:22 UTC
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:

Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2006-03-29 10:40:49 UTC

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 17:49:48 UTC
That works, thanks!

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