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Bug 48843 - xpdf can't view Japanese pdf file that can be viewed by gv
xpdf can't view Japanese pdf file that can be viewed by gv
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xpdf (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-07-12 03:05 EDT by Bill Huang
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-02-13 15:43:30 EST
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a pdf file for debugging (100.89 KB, application/octet-stream)
2001-07-12 05:14 EDT, Bill Huang
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Description Bill Huang 2001-07-12 03:05:28 EDT
Description of Problem:
xpdf can't view Japanese pdf file,though the pdf file can be viewed by gv.

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. make a test.ps file(that included Japanese characters) by using mozilla
2. using ps2pdf test.ps to make test.pdf
3. view test.pdf by xpdf

Actual Results:
Japanese can't be viewed correctly.
Error message:
Error: This document uses Type 3 fonts -some text may not be correctly

Expected Results:
Japanese can be correctly displayed

Additional Information:
gv can view this Japanese pdf file correctly
Comment 1 Nakai 2001-07-12 04:52:52 EDT
You should attach the pdf file.
Comment 2 Bill Huang 2001-07-12 05:14:03 EDT
Created attachment 23367 [details]
a pdf file for debugging
Comment 3 Nakai 2001-07-12 05:35:18 EDT
The xpdf error: This document uses Type 3 fonts - some text may not be correctly

And xpdf-0.92 README says:
Type 3 fonts are still not well supported by xpdf.

So this is the known bug and limitation of xpdf.
Comment 4 Glen Foster 2001-07-13 15:45:09 EDT
This defect considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.
Comment 5 Glen Foster 2001-08-14 14:17:25 EDT
According to the development staff, it's a known limitation of the program and
not a regression.  Therefore, the MUST-FIX tag is being removed.
Comment 6 Jay Turner 2002-02-13 15:43:24 EST
Knocking this down in priority and severity.
Comment 7 Ngo Than 2002-06-02 11:42:53 EDT
it's fixed in xpdf-1.01-2.

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