[gs-bugs] [Bug 691861] PDF does not display

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Mon Jan 3 16:11:38 UTC 2011


http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691861

Ken Sharp <ken.sharp at artifex.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID

--- Comment #1 from Ken Sharp <ken.sharp at artifex.com> 2011-01-03 16:11:36 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> Created an attachment (id=7080)
 --> (http://bugs.ghostscript.com/attachment.cgi?id=7080) [details]
> pdf that causes an error
> 
> Hi,
> 
> The attached pdf causes an error and doesn't display.
> Its particularity is that it is created in Arabic and by an unknown tool.

Its useful to quote the error, as then we can tell if we are seeing the same
error. In this case I see the messages:

Page 1
Scanning c:\gs\fonts for fonts... 95 files, 41 scanned, 35 new fonts.
Substituting font Helvetica-Bold for SimplifiedArabic-Bold.
Loading NimbusSanL-Bold font from c:\gs\fonts/n019004l.pfb... 2730528 1325244
4246672 2944893 3 done.
Can't find CID font "SimplifiedArabic-Bold".
Substituting CID font /Adobe-Identity for /SimplifiedArabic-Bold, see
doc/Use.htm#CIDFontSubstitution.
The substitute CID font "Adobe-Identity" is not provided either. Will exit with
error.
Can't find CID font "SimplifiedArabic-Bold".
Substituting CID font /Adobe-Identity for /SimplifiedArabic-Bold, see
doc/Use.htm#CIDFontSubstitution.
The substitute CID font "Adobe-Identity" is not provided either. Will exit with
error.
Error: /undefined in findresource


This should be quite informative, Ghostscript is telling you that it is unable
to find the CIDFont 'SimplifiedArabic-Bold' and is attempting to use a
substitute font (it has already substituted Helvetica-Bold for the type 1
version of this font)

GS is unable to find a substitute for the font, and so exits with the error
'undefined in findresource', just as it said it would.

Your PDF file uses several fonts which are not embedded in the file, some of
these are CIDFonts. Unlike regular fonts these cannot easily be substituted
with other fonts, and when they are not present you will get an error.

As the warning suggests I would direct you to the documentation in
gs/doc/Use.htm and the CIDFontSubstitution articel. This will explain what you
can do about this problem.

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