Bug 496389 - Incorrect Opentype Font Exporting and Printing
Incorrect Opentype Font Exporting and Printing
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: freetype (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Behdad Esfahbod
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Reported: 2009-04-18 11:18 EDT by zhoujingmiller
Modified: 2010-06-28 07:54 EDT (History)
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Description zhoujingmiller 2009-04-18 11:18:14 EDT
Description of problem:

I labelled this bug as relevant to freetype for it is related to font rendering issues in general.

This problem could be reproduced as follows:

Open an odt file, with opentype fonts specified within, with abiword and export (print) it to pdf. Use pdffonts to list the embedded fonts within in the pdf. Then the terminal result shows that the opentype font is replaced by times new roman.

Open an odt file, with opentype fonts specified within, with abiword and export (print) it to ps. Then evince fails to open the file.

Open an odt file, with opentype fonts specified within, with kword (2.0 rc1), under gnome, and export it to pdf. Then kword crashes. However if the file is opened via kword under kde, kword then export the file to pdf, and pdffonts show that the pdf does include the embedded "real" opentype fonts.

Set application font to some opentype fonts and open openoffice.org writer. Then we will notice that the openoffice.org application font is not the opentype font specified. Also, openoffice.org cannot use opentype fonts within the document, nor can openoffice.org display opentype fonts correctly within the document. The document mentioned above is an odt file. I didnt notice any other application that has such behavior.

I am also sure that this problem is reproducible on fedora 10. However, since I am using fedora 11 rawhide right now, I filed it as a fedora 11 bug.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

freetype.i586                        2.3.9-3.fc11
koffice-kword.i586                   2:
openoffice.org-writer.i586           1:3.1.0-9.2.fc11
pango.i586                           1.24.1-1.fc11
pangomm.i586                         2.24.0-1.fc11
qt.i586                              1:4.5.0-14.fc11
abiword.i586                         1:2.6.8-2.fc11
kdebase-devel.i586                          6:4.2.2-2.fc11
kdelibs.i586                           6:4.2.2-5.fc11

Expected results:

Abiword, Openoffice.org, Kword, and all other applications are supposed to export documents with opentype fonts to pdf with real opentype fonts, not with any kind of other substitution fonts, and those applications are supposed to do so under every desktop environment.
Comment 1 zhoujingmiller 2009-04-18 11:35:19 EDT
Here's the website that states that freetype 2 supports opentype: http://www.freetype.org/freetype2/index.html
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 10:04:26 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 07:54:43 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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