acroread 4.05-6 has problems with the extraction of fonts embedded in pdf
documents when running in a German locale environment (i.e. LANG=de_DE
and probably others, too). The pop-up error message is
"Unable to extract embedded font [foobar]".
Fix: Reset the locale environment for the acrobat process by setting it
to "C" :
--- /usr/bin/acroread.originalrh70 Wed Nov 15 22:45:49 2000
+++ /usr/bin/acroread Wed Nov 15 22:46:41 2000
@@ -1,6 +1,7 @@
BTW: I was told that the German default installation of Red Hat 7.0
(I did an upgrade myself) does set LC_ALL in /etc/sysconfig/i18n, too.
IMHO this is unnecessary and rather causes problems.
Setting LANG=de_DE is enough to have correct German locale
i can't reproduce it on my local machine.
Could you please attach me a pdf file, which causes this problem
in dist-7.1 we moved acroread from powertools to application CD, and so we don't
support it anymore.