[poppler] What about Bug +3307 now?

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Thu Aug 13 15:22:43 PDT 2009

A Dijous, 13 d'agost de 2009, Tobias Wolf va escriure:
> Salve,
> this is not meant to impatiently prod anybody to fix it already, or
> something.
> I’m just asking if the head honcho of Poppler, that would be Senor
> Astals Cid I guess, can weigh in and say what is to be done about this
> bug. If it is a Poppler bug or an Evince bug, or whatever.

No idea, i'm almost clueless when it comes to [advanced] font rendering, and 
moreover i'm totally clueless when it comes to the Poppler-Cairo renderer used 
by Evince so i don't know where the fix belongs.

> I investigated if this has come up on this list in the recent months
> again and there was a thread about using Cairo in a Qt4 backend just to
> get subpixel rendering / LCD filtering. In that thread Albert said, that
> he is not convinced at all that fonts are improved by this. Many people
> disagree and in fact Poppler/Evince/Okular is the last area on the
> Desktop that cannot use it.
> The merit can only be seen by looking at many PDFs at several zoom
> levels. Especially small text is much more readable.
> But here is one striking example from the bug report:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=19607
> (top is current state, middle is the goal)

I see almost no difference between top and middle, i'm sorry.

> Please give guidance how to proceed.

If there is anything that needs to be patched in poppler, give us patches that 
someone can understand and apply, we hardly reject patches, the problem is 
that there's not much people "reviewing" patches because there's not much 
people at all contributing to poppler. 


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