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

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Mon Jan 17 14:25:32 UTC 2011


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

--- Comment #13 from Ken Sharp <ken.sharp at artifex.com> 2011-01-17 14:25:30 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #12)

> I mean rather the conversion of locally installed fonts to CIDFonts, TrueType
> or not (if at all possible).

Its only possible with TrueType fonts (or OpenType fonts, same thing really),
PostScript fonts are already of the correct type. Since we're planning to
deprecate XFont support that doesn't really leave any other types.


> I really think that this should be on-the-fly and not in the installer. So
> where should I open this as an enhancement request ?

It can't (won't if you prefer) be done on the fly, because that would require
the font searching mechanism (which lives in the PostScript world) to be
operating-system specific, so that it could search the OS font folder(s) or
call OS-specific API calls to find any/all fonts on the system.

If you want to you can open an enhancement request against Ghostscript to do
that, but I suspect it will be declined pretty quickly.

You could ask for a stand-alone tool to do this for Windows, someone might feel
inclined to write something like that, especially since the existing installer
does a lot of the work.

For any of these, including enhancements to the installer, you can open a
request here in Bugzilla, just set the 'Severity' to 'enhancement'.

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