Bug 681347 - evince prints (#+) ( @! etc. instead of normal text
evince prints (#+) ( @! etc. instead of normal text
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cairo (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Benjamin Otte
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-03-01 16:28 EST by Paul Eggert
Modified: 2012-08-16 10:59 EDT (History)
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the reproducer (1.71 KB, text/x-csrc)
2011-06-24 08:09 EDT, Marek Kašík
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Description Paul Eggert 2011-03-01 16:28:52 EST
Description of problem:

When I ask Evince to display and then print a file, it displays fine
but the printout is mangled so badly I can't read it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
evince-2.32.0-3.fc14 (x86_64)

How reproducible:
See "steps".

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download http://www.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~ifs/Books/SE9/WebChapters/PDF/Ch_27_Formal_spec.pdf
2. Open with evince, and press "File" then "Print".
3. Select "Print to File", with Output format: Postscript.
4. View the resulting file FOO.ps with the command "gs FOO.ps".
Actual results:
The first page is garbled and unreadable.  The second page is OK.
There is garbling later, though.

Expected results:
What I see on the screen with "evince", which is fine.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Marek Kašík 2011-06-24 08:08:33 EDT

I think that this is an issue somewhere in cairo. It probably corrupts the font included from the PDF (see object "220 0" in the PDF file - extract with "pdftosrc Ch_27_Formal_spec.pdf 220").
I've created a small reproducer which loads the PDF and stores its pages to PNGs and PSs using cairo functions. The PNGs are correct but the PSs are garbled even if the PSs are exported using the same cairo surfaces as the PNGs.



Btw, it's also an issue in Fedora 15.
Comment 2 Marek Kašík 2011-06-24 08:09:29 EDT
Created attachment 509740 [details]
the reproducer
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