[gs-bugs] [Bug 691316] { /ISOLatin2Encoding findencoding } fails

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Wed May 19 16:55:59 UTC 2010


--- Comment #15 from Christopher Yeleighton <giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl> 2010-05-19 16:55:59 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #14)
> (In reply to comment #13)
> If I touch "${GS_LIB}/Encoding/ISOLatin1Encoding" instead, gs starts and quits
> all right.  strace shows that the actual file was never accessed.
> Seems backwards to me, and a violation of PSLR_3.9.4.

The encoding works but it must be: 1) valid 2) self-contained (explicit).
Calling gs_il2_e.ps from the encoding file causes an initialization error
because the Ghostscript code copies the first half from ISOLatin1Encoding which
is apparently not available at that time.

Still, non-standard encodings should not be read by initialization code.  This
voids the advantage of having separate resources in the first place.

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