Bug 90598 - ps2pdf wrongly renders some sequences of text, and maths
Summary: ps2pdf wrongly renders some sequences of text, and maths
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ghostscript (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-05-10 08:19 UTC by Paul D. Mitcheson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-13 12:16:14 UTC
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test.ps output from oowriter (217.79 KB, text/plain)
2003-09-03 17:36 UTC, Scott R. Godin
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Description Paul D. Mitcheson 2003-05-10 08:19:21 UTC
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Description of problem:
ps2pdf generates funny output on some sequences of test input.

I have noticedr:

test in the ps file:


renders in the pdf file as:

"fi gures"

Also, dots above equations in (from math mode latex) do not properly align over
the char they are supposed to be over, buf offset to the left.

I will attach a postsctipt file which suffers these problems.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.take the attched ps file
2.check it's ok in gv
3.run ps2pdf
4. compare the pdf with the ps
5. note the differences!

Additional info:

I have not found a work around for this bug, and it is stopping me from
upgrading my current old desktop linux install to a shiney new redhat 9 one!

Comment 1 Paul D. Mitcheson 2003-05-10 08:38:25 UTC
hhmmmm, actually it seems to also depend on which version of latex the original
file was compiled on.  However, the file I will attach will look fine in ps but
render to pdf wrongly.

Comment 2 Scott R. Godin 2003-09-03 17:36:54 UTC
Created attachment 94174 [details]
test.ps output from oowriter

copy of my current resume generated from oowriter in .ps format, that works
fine in ggv, but when run through ps2pdf* the right hand margin disappears, and
the text runs flush with the RHS of the page (as previewed in ggv)

Comment 3 Paul D. Mitcheson 2003-09-13 12:16:14 UTC
ok - solved.

use ps2pdf14


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