[poppler] Weird rendering of a very simple pdf

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Thu Jul 5 18:08:00 PDT 2012

Hi Albert, and Leonard

On 06/07/2012, at 8:22 AM, Albert Astals Cid wrote:

> El Dijous, 5 de juliol de 2012, a les 09:34:45, Leonard Rosenthol va escriure:
>> Would need the actual PDF, Albert - in order to see the fonts being used.
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51753

Here are 4 views of this document, showing 2 distinct behaviours.
The viewer software, layered bottom- to top-most, is:

  Adobe Acrobat --- shows fonts, which are apparently not embedded

  Apple's Preview

  Safari v5.1.7 --- Adobe reader plug-in (latest version) apparently 
    does not work with this version, so it is using Preview for PDFs

  Safari v5.0.5, with Adobe Reader/Acrobat as a plug-in for PDFs

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Examining the PDF itself, the fonts are *not* embedded;

2 0 obj <</Subtype /Type1 /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding /BaseFont /Helvetica-Bold /Type /Font >> endobj^M
3 0 obj <</Subtype /Type1 /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding /BaseFont /Helvetica /Type /Font >> endobj^M

Adobe software apparently substitutes for the missing fonts,
but other software is not obliged to do this.

Is this not correct ?

> Albert

Hope this helps,


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