Created attachment 46142 [details]
A pdf file with two freetext annotations
Freetext annotations which do not have an appearance stream (but have
the DA key in the annotation dict) do not display at all (checked in okular
and evince). This can be seen in the attached file with two free-text annotations.
One --- with an appearance stream --- displays correctly, the other does not display at all.
This seems to be a duplicate of https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23108, consider the comment:
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 23108 ***