Bug 83089 - type 3 fonts in pdf documents produced by ps2pdf can not be displayed in xpdf
Summary: type 3 fonts in pdf documents produced by ps2pdf can not be displayed in xpdf
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xpdf
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-30 05:22 UTC by jc
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-03 18:59:46 UTC

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Description jc 2003-01-30 05:22:58 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.20 i686)

Description of problem:
If I produce a pdf docuement from post script using ps2pdf, the text in the
resulting document cannot be seen with xpdf, although it can be seen with gs and

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xpdf-1.00-3 and ghostscript-6.52-9.4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. produce a latex document
2. convert document to postscript using latex and dvips
3. convert document from postxcript to pdf with: ps2pdf doc.ps doc.pdf
4. view document with: xpdf doc.pdf

Actual Results:  You see an empty page.  Any included eps images produced via
xfig and transfig (including text) displays, but most characters from the latex
text do not appear.

Expected Results:  I expect a correctly formatted document lookong like what you
get if I display postscript or the pdf with gs or gv

Additional info:

xpdf gives the follwing error message:
Error: This document uses Type 3 fonts - some text may not be correctly

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2003-02-03 18:59:46 UTC
1.00 does not support type 3 fonts, but xpdf 2.01 in rawhide should support it.

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