gv and ghostview and evince do not render fill patterns in PostScript
This occurs with gv-3.6.2-2.fc7 and evince-0.8.2-1.fc7
It is 100% reproducible.
1) Create .eps file containing an onject with a fill pattern inside it
(see attached example)
2) Look at the file with gv or evince. No fill pattern is seen
3) Convert the file to pdf using ps2pdf (see attached example)
4) Look at the PDF file with gv. Still no fill pattern is seen.
5) Look at the PDF file with evince or acroread: fill pattern *is* seen,
indicating that it is there in the PDF and was there in the .eps file all along.
Created attachment 302026 [details]
PostScript file containing filled object
Created attachment 302027 [details]
PDF file created from eps file, containing filled object
gv uses ghostscript to render. Command is:
gs -sDEVICE=x11 -dTextAlphaBits=4 -dGraphicsAlphaBits=2 -dMaxBitmap=10000000
-dNOPLATFONTS -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dSAFER -dFIXEDMEDIA test_fill.eps
Running on F7 does not show fill pattern. F8 does. I'm re-assigning to
I have no idea what evince uses to render. If it doesn't use gs, of if it
doesn't turn out to be a common problem, you'll want to clone this bug for
evince as well.
evince uses libspectre or ghostscript, see
under F7 I think it uses ghostscript, since libspectre is not installed.
Seems clear this is a ghostscript problem.
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