[gs-devel] bug status report 04-03-2002
jack at artifex.com
Wed Apr 3 08:12:06 PST 2002
Total sourceforge bugs : 115
New sourceforge bugs : 12
Closed sourceforge bugs : 05
New potential bugs : 00
Open potential bugs : 01
Fixed potential bugs : 00
New customer bugs : 04
Open customer bugs : 13
Fixed customer bugs : 00
New top-ten bugs : 00
Open top-ten bugs : 04
Fixed top-ten bugs : 00
Closers : raph (3), rayjj (2)
#535836 - INTERNAL - Poor font rendering quality
reported by: raph
The text font in regression test file bulletin.pdf is
prone to dropouts, even at moderately high resolutions.
At 300 dpi, the right stem of the 'v' glyph has a
dropout immediately below the serif. Even at 600 dpi,
the bottom bowl of the 'g' glyph has a small dropout.
The font in question is Garamond-Light.
#535997 - USER - ps2pdf produces incorrect A4 page size
When ghostscript-7.04 is compiled with -DA4 (to select
the international standard office paper format), then
the default page format produced by ps2pdf and pdfwrite
is at the moment
/MediaBox [0 0 597 842]
The width (597) is wrong here (2 pt too large), because
the ISO A4 format is
210 mm = 210*72/25.4 pt = 595.27559 pt
297 mm = 297*72/25.4 pt = 841.88976 pt
Any correct PDF file formatted for A4 must have the
Adobe standard A4 bounding box [0 0 595 842].
#536863 - USER - Type11 layout bugs
Type11 (and I suspect Type42) incrementally loaded
composite glyphs have the sub glyphs in the wrong
A potential patch is included.
#536877 - USER - Paper sizes wrong in gs_statd.ps
The file gs7.04/lib/gs_statd.ps defines macros for a large number of
paper sizes, but unfortunately, many of them seem to be wrong by a few
Is seems the sizes currently listed were generated by
continuously dividing or multiplying the A4 point size
as a starting point. Unfortunately, this amplifies the
rounding error of the A4 point size and causes the
point measures to drift away considerably from the
official millimeter dimensions.
#537066 - USER - TrueType-Fonts with costum Encoding
User reports that Ghostscript cannot read pdf files with embedded
truetype fonts which have a custom encoding. A test file has been
#538033 - INTERNAL - need a check for // comments
reported by: giles
We should have a regression test for detecting // style comments in
#538042 - CUSTOMER - /syntaxerror in --token--
The file George.pdf fails in ghostscript even though Acrobat Reader
can display it fine. The error ghostscript gives is /syntaxerror in
#538055 - CUSTOMER - /undefinedresult in --currentpoint--
Test file 102.pdf fails with /undefinedresult in
--currentpoint-- with current CVS HEAD. Acrobat Reader
4 shows no errors.
#538267 - USER - Problems with Media Box in PDF and PS interpreter
I'm using gs 7.04 on Windows NT 4.0 to convert PDF and
PS files to TIFF G4.
The PDF uses MediaBox, CropBox and Rotate commands.
Using Export to tiff with Acrobat 5.0 the image is ok.
Using Ghostscript adds a white area to my tiff file.
The dimensons of the tiff file are the same as
#538311 - USER - files missing from library archive
When building a library archive (gslib.a) using
unixlink.mak some object files are missing from the
resulting library thus it is unusable. This is because
the makefile uses the following ar command:
$(AR) $(ARFLAGS) $(GSLIB_A) $(LIB_ARCHIVE_ALL)
where $(LIB_ARCHIVE_ALL) includes $(DEVS_ALL) that
contains .dev files instead of .o files.
#538398 - CUSTOMER - bad pdf that reader tolerates
Test file kaercher.pdf renders fine under Acrobat
reader, but fails under Ghostscript. Ray has a patch in
code-review for this bug.
#538428 - CUSTOMER - empty appearance streams
The file EmptyAppearanceStream.pdf contains empty
appearance streams that apparently cause ghostscript to
fail when processing the file.
OPEN POTENTIAL ISSUES
#458780 - raph - Illustrator 9 transparency rangecheck
OPEN CUSTOMER ISSUES
#459647 - rayjj - Asian glyphs drawn incorrectly due to TT hints ignored
#493348 - rayjj - Add image smoothing for better display
#513905 - rayjj - cas.ps does not work with recent gs
#520686 - raph - CMYK device gives neg. B&W (PDF 1.4)
#535401 - igorm - euro glyph misplaced after pdfwrite
OPEN TOP-TEN ISSUES
#458775 - raph - Illustrator 9 shading/masking bugs
#529578 - igorm - (pdfwrite) Bad font from pdfwrite - chars invisible
#535366 - raph - /VMerror in .pushpdf14devicefilter
#535752 - raph - incorrect pdf rendering with pdf1.4
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