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

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Mon Jan 17 12:06:27 UTC 2011


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

--- Comment #7 from Ken Sharp <ken.sharp at artifex.com> 2011-01-17 12:06:25 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)

> And I will need to repeat the action for the next pdf with CID fonts? And how
> do I communicate my equivalents to other people ?

You need to install fonts to Ghostscript, the installer will do this but only
for fonts present when you install, and it can't install TrueType fonts as
CIDFonts because it doesn't know how to (extra information is required about
how the font will be used).


> I do not see why you cannot add a "font correctness" parameter to GS, that
> could have (for example) 3 settings:
> 1. Severe : all fonts required to be present,
> 2. Medium : CID fonts required to be present,

You can already do this (though not like that).


> 3. Lenient : allow replacement of CID fonts by non-CID of same or similar name.

Because you can't substitute a Font for a CIDFont, it just isn't possible they
are different animals.


> any font with same or similar name. If the user just wants to see what is in
> the pdf, why reject him out-of-hand?

Because we can't do it, simple as that really.

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