Bug 5149 - Wrong letters displayed in rendered PDF
Summary: Wrong letters displayed in rendered PDF
Alias: None
Product: poppler
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Kristian Høgsberg
QA Contact:
: 4764 5073 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-11-24 21:54 UTC by Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak
Modified: 2007-12-05 18:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2005-11-24 21:54:21 UTC
When rendering the PDF from http://info.muni.cz/images/pdfmuni/muni07.pdf,
evince displays incorrect letters (even instead of pure US-ASCII characters).
The letters are in the correct font, but not the right letters. I have
originally reported this as an evince bug at
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=322118 - but I was asked to report
this as a possible poppler bug. Xpdf renders the above PDF correctly
(screenshots of both xpdf and evince rendering this document are attached to the
above bug in the GNOME bugzilla - I may reattach them here as well if there is
an interest).

This is with evince-0.4.0, poppler 0.4.1, system is Fedora Core 4 Linux (tested
on AMD64 and i386 versions).
Comment 1 Kristian Høgsberg 2005-12-04 12:49:45 UTC
Fixed in CVS HEAD.
Comment 2 Kristian Høgsberg 2005-12-04 15:45:07 UTC
*** Bug 4764 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Kristian Høgsberg 2005-12-04 16:13:43 UTC
*** Bug 3975 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Bas Zoetekouw 2005-12-10 01:11:36 UTC
I can still reproduce this bug with current (2005-12-08) CVS of evince and
libpoppler.  The pdf from the first comment is shown ok now, but <a
href="http://www.library.cornell.edu/nr/bookcpdf/c5-7.pdf">this document</a> for
example still show the problem.

Reopening the bug.
Comment 5 Kristian Høgsberg 2005-12-10 07:06:56 UTC
What version of freetype are you using and which distro?
Comment 6 Kristian Høgsberg 2005-12-10 07:12:24 UTC
Also, could you try out cvs head, there's different fix for the bug there.
Comment 7 Bas Zoetekouw 2005-12-10 07:15:37 UTC
I'm using libfreetype6 version 2.1.10 on Debian unstable.
Comment 8 Bas Zoetekouw 2005-12-10 07:16:21 UTC
I tested it with CVS head.  Or do you mean libfreetype cvs?
Comment 9 Kristian Høgsberg 2005-12-10 08:03:35 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)
> I tested it with CVS head.  Or do you mean libfreetype cvs?

I meant poppler cvs head, specifically a version that has this change:

2005-12-04  Albert Astals Cid  <aacid@kde.org>

	* poppler/CairoFontEngine.cc: Correct fix for #5149, i broke it when
	merging xpdf 3.01 patches.
Comment 10 Bas Zoetekouw 2005-12-10 08:11:17 UTC
Yes, I used a checkout of this morning, which has your commit:

File: CairoFontEngine.cc        Status: Up-to-date

   Working revision:    1.19
   Repository revision: 1.19    /cvs/poppler/poppler/poppler/CairoFontEngine.cc,v
   Commit Identifier:   59e04394a7154567
Comment 11 Christian Kirbach 2005-12-10 08:34:54 UTC
*** Bug 5073 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Christian Kirbach 2005-12-10 09:28:08 UTC
I am using freetype 2.1.7 on Debian testing and can confirm the garbled text.

When opening a file in question the terminal reads

Error: Couldn't find a font for 'Times Roman'
some font thing failed
Error: Couldn't find a font for 'Times Bold'

jhbuild checks out like this
 cvs -z3 -q -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/poppler update -dP -A .

I hope it is cvs HEAD.

Now, I had to upgrade to freetype 2.1.10 because of undefined references.
It is still reproducable :(
Comment 13 Christian Kirbach 2005-12-10 09:31:39 UTC
seems so - the enty appears in the Changelog.
Comment 14 Christian Kirbach 2005-12-14 01:49:11 UTC
I have dicovered that latex documents converted to pdf using dvipdf are 
displayed with garbled characters *if the "Times" font is used*. If I switch to 
other fonts (e.g. bookman,newcent, or the default latex font) I cannot see that 

Hope this may be of any help.
freetype 2.1.10
Comment 15 Brad Hards 2007-12-04 01:56:08 UTC
Is this still a problem? The link in comment #4 is broken.
Comment 16 Bas Zoetekouw 2007-12-04 15:18:19 UTC
An alternate download location for the link in comment #4 is http://www.fizyka.umk.pl/nrbook/c5-7.pdf

It displays perfectly with evince 0.9.0 and poppler 0.5.4 (Debian sid)
Comment 17 Brad Hards 2007-12-05 18:19:29 UTC
Original reporter confirmed now OK.

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