|Summary:||evince doesn't display the correct font|
|Product:||poppler||Reporter:||Sebastien Bacher <seb128>|
|Component:||cairo backend||Assignee:||poppler-bugs <poppler-bugs>|
|Status:||NEW ---||QA Contact:|
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Description Sebastien Bacher 2007-10-17 13:38:39 UTC
The bug has been opened on https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/132417 "... When displaying a PDF document with a non-embedded font 'ArialMT', no attempt is made to display the ArialMT font. Expected behavior: evince asking fontconfig to produce the closest match to the ArialMT font. Actual behavior: no request for font is seen in debug output of fontconfig. It might be a poppler issue, poppler seems to convert ArialMT into Helvetica wich receives a less fitting match from fontconfig when Arial is present. ... After trying to find an excellent example, i'll have to amend my bugreport a tiny bit. It is not about ArialMT but about non-embedded: PalatinoLinotype-Roman It's about document http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_admin_guide.pdf The 'normal' text on for instance book page 7, is in acrobat reader a serif typeface, in evince it is a 'sans-serif'. When i turn on FC_DEBUG=4 and 'printCommands yes' i learn the following: Add Subst match pattern any family Equal "Palatino-Roman" edit Edit family Append "URWPalladioL-Roma"; (indeed: fc-match Palatino-Roman gives: URWPalladioL-Roma.pfb: "URW Palladio L" "Roman", which is in gfonts-x11) I am not a master in interpreting fontconfig / poppler debug output, but i will try to find the relevant spot: If poppler encounters the lines: Tf /TT8 1 font: tag=TT8 name='PalatinoLinotype-Roman' 1 Tm 10.98 0 0 10.98 153 640.02 Tc 0.0008 Tw -0.0049 Tj (Customizing Guest Op) It starts finding a proper font match. FcConfigSubstitute Pattern has 6 elts (size 16) family: "Palatino Linotype"(s) slant: 0(i)(s) weight: 80(i)(s) width: 100(i)(s) spacing: 0(i)(s) lang: "xx"(s) ... (it passes the opportunity to match a close relative:) FcConfigSubstitute test pattern any family Equal "Palatino-Roman" No match ... (and concludes with:) Substitute match pattern all family NotEqual "sans-serif" pattern all family NotEqual "serif" pattern all family NotEqual "monospace" edit Edit family AppendLast "sans-serif"; Does this help you any further? Gr. Sim ... By the way, i've recompiled libpoppler-glib and removed the internal font face translation (effectively delegating it to fontconfig). And the PDF's look almost perfect."
Comment 1 Albert Astals Cid 2007-10-17 13:55:51 UTC
i wonder how are we supposed to transform PalatinoLinotype-Roman into Palatino-Roman.
Comment 2 Sebastien Bacher 2007-10-17 14:21:05 UTC
why don't you let fontconfig do the job there?
Comment 3 Albert Astals Cid 2007-10-17 14:31:28 UTC
So you are telling me that fc-match PalatinoLinotype-Roman works for you?
Comment 4 Sebastien Bacher 2007-10-17 14:43:08 UTC
The submitter comment suggest it makes the document being rendered correctly
Comment 5 Albert Astals Cid 2007-10-17 14:47:12 UTC
then tell the submitter to come here and speak with me :-)
Comment 6 Carlos Garcia Campos 2009-08-06 02:54:17 UTC
is this still valid? and is it really cairo-backend only? I see the same font with current poppler than acroread.