[Poppler-bugs] [Bug 24918] New: Certain PDF's has major parts of text missing

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Wed Nov 4 08:09:43 PST 2009


           Summary: Certain PDF's has major parts of text missing
           Product: poppler
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: medium
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: poppler-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: carlosgc at gnome.org

Bug forwarded from Evince: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=574075

"Please describe the problem:
the pdf document opens fine in xpdf but it doesnt show the proper text in
evince. only small amounts of extra info like the date, etc.

The particular document i use it for is cisco generated certificates for our
students. it used to work in the past but it seems its not displaying properly
any more. i think maybe cisco is using a different pdf doc generator or
something with evince or maybe  poppler (which it uses (i think)) is not
functioning the same way it always used to

Steps to reproduce:
1. try to open a cisco certificate

Actual results:
it doesnt have major parts of the text.

Expected results:
well nothing really. then i switch to xpdf.

Does this happen every time?
yes 100%

Other information:
try getting a cisco certificate in pdf format or i can try to mail you one. it
is confidential."


I have the same problem when viewing the documentation of fontspec (a XeLaTeX
package for selecting fonts). The PDF uses a lot of different fonts to show the
possibilities of fontspec. In evince it is not displayed correctly, all the
commands which one is supposed to type are invisible (cf. p. 3). xPDF displays
the file correctly.

You can get the document here:

Kind regards,
Matthias Noe

p.s. I'm using evince version 2.26.1 with poppler 0.10.4 (cairo)."

I confirm it's reproducible with the fontspec document using both cairo and
splash. It works with xpdf, though.

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