Bug 20955 - extracting embedded fonts doens't work with German locale
extracting embedded fonts doens't work with German locale
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Classification: Retired
Component: acroread (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2000-11-16 10:06 EST by Karsten Weiss
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Description Karsten Weiss 2000-11-16 10:06:38 EST
Hi!

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 @@
 #!/bin/sh
 #
 
+export LANG=C
+export LC_ALL=C
 ver=4.0
 install_dir=/usr/lib/acroread/Reader  

bye,
  Karsten

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
support.
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2000-11-16 10:16:11 EST
i can't reproduce it on my local machine. 
Could you please attach me a pdf file, which causes this problem
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2001-01-04 09:23:16 EST
in dist-7.1 we moved acroread from powertools to application CD, and so we don't
support it anymore.

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