|Summary:||evince doesn't display the correct font|
|Product:||poppler||Reporter:||Sebastien Bacher <seb128>|
|Component:||cairo backend||Assignee:||poppler-bugs <poppler-bugs>|
|Status:||RESOLVED MOVED||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.
Comment 7 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-20 22:08:27 UTC
-- GitLab Migration Automatic Message -- This bug has been migrated to freedesktop.org's GitLab instance and has been closed from further activity. You can subscribe and participate further through the new bug through this link to our GitLab instance: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/issues/210.