Bug 890732 - wrong character placement
Summary: wrong character placement
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: poppler
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
unspecified
unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Kašík
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-12-29 10:49 UTC by Karel Volný
Modified: 2013-07-04 10:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-07-04 10:57:21 UTC
Type: Bug


Attachments (Terms of Use)
original pdf file (exported from LibreOffice Writer) (11.12 KB, application/pdf)
2012-12-29 10:49 UTC, Karel Volný
no flags Details
postscript file converted from pdf using pdftops (34.70 KB, application/postscript)
2012-12-29 10:50 UTC, Karel Volný
no flags Details
postscript file converted from pdf using pdf2ps (104.25 KB, application/postscript)
2012-12-29 10:53 UTC, Karel Volný
no flags Details

Description Karel Volný 2012-12-29 10:49:50 UTC
Created attachment 670064 [details]
original pdf file (exported from LibreOffice Writer)

Description of problem:
Trying to print some files I'm getting weird results - some characters are shifted to the left or right from their correct position (as displayed on screen).
I've narrowed down the problem to poppler, I can easily reproduce it by running a pdf through the pdftops command (which is used in cups pipeline).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
poppler-0.18.4-3.fc17.x86_64

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. pdftops input.pdf
  
Actual results:
see the attachments

see e.g. the word "stříšku" where "Ř" and "Í" are too close to each other
the comma after "vchodem" touches the "M"
in "může", "M" and "Ů" are connected
the period after "2" isn't visible as it looks like a part of the "2"
and so on ...

Expected results:
all files rendered the same

Additional info:
trying to convert the same file via pdf2ps from ghostscript, it works, the characters in the resulting ps are placed correctly

Comment 1 Karel Volný 2012-12-29 10:50:50 UTC
Created attachment 670065 [details]
postscript file converted from pdf using pdftops

Comment 2 Karel Volný 2012-12-29 10:53:48 UTC
Created attachment 670066 [details]
postscript file converted from pdf using pdf2ps

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Comment 4 Karel Volný 2013-07-04 10:57:21 UTC
can't reproduce with poppler-utils-0.22.1-4.fc19.x86_64


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