[poppler] Form Field Rendering Bugs
mvrable at cs.ucsd.edu
Thu Jan 31 21:32:40 PST 2008
I've been very excited to find that poppler has gained support for
filling in forms; this is excellent work as forms were one of the few
things that forced me to occasionally use the Adobe Reader.
While testing forms support out, though, I noticed that sometimes text
wasn't being placed properly, and found that this was already reported
as bug #12808 (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12808).
I've figured out the cause, and added some comments to the bug report.
I'm currently working on a cleaner patch for the problem (which involves
decoding UTF-16 strings earlier in the text display routine for forms,
before computing the width, and I think a few bugfixes in string
I'm fairly new here. What is the preferred method for sending patches?
Should I attach them to the bug report, or should I send them
(especially preliminary patches, or other bugfixes that I find) to this
Finally, I've noticed that Iñigo Martínez is currently working on
annotation support. Is there any danger of conflicts, given that the
display of form fields is part of the annotations code (is the
annotations work expected to be modifying the code for forms)?
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