[Pkg-cups-devel] Bug#552419: Fwd: cups-pdf bug: random font typeface exchange between italic and normal.

Frank Wakelkamp f.wakelkamp at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 05:41:08 UTC 2009


The bug occurs when printing from music notation program Finale 2007
(installed via WINE 1.1.31). I use the Tahoma text font regularly,
and few random letters and figures are printed in italic or normal
when the original font typeface in Finale is normal or italic. This
happens at
the same spots when printing the same document with cups-pdf again,
and also occurs at the same spots when printing directly to paper.

See header (G. 5_7_9) and footer (2_00_9 and 5_7_9) on the first page
of the pdf attachment. (Italic instead of normal)

See bar numbers 3_5_, 3_9_, 4_5_ on the second page of the pdf
attachment. (Normal instead of italic)

[I use Ubuntu Karmic 2.6.31-14, cups 1.4.1-5ubuntu2 and hplip-cups
3.9.8-1ubuntu2, and the same error appears in Jaunty.]

UPDATE: Installing the Tahoma font again (copied from Windows XP Fonts
directory) the normal/italic exchange stopped, but Italic does not show at

Best regards,



$ dpkg --list cups-pdf
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)

||/ Naam           Versie         Omschrijving
ii  cups-pdf       2.5.0-8ubuntu1 PDF printer for CUPS

$ dpkg --status cups-pdf

Package: cups-pdf
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: graphics
Installed-Size: 268
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com>

Architecture: i386
Version: 2.5.0-8ubuntu1
Depends: ghostscript, libc6 (>= 2.7), cups (>= 1.1.15), cups-client,
Suggests: system-config-printer-gnome | system-config-printer-kde |

Enhances: cups
 /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf 89f80be2a8a516dc597f062d5016bf15
Description: PDF printer for CUPS
 CUPS-PDF provides a PDF Writer backend to CUPS. This can be used as a
 virtual printer in a paperless network or to perform testing on CUPS.

 Documents are written to a configurable directory (by default to ~/PDF)
 or can be further manipulated by a post-processing command.
Homepage: http://www.cups-pdf.de
 Original-Maintainer: Debian CUPS Maintainers
<pkg-cups-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>

 Best regards,

 Frank Wakelkamp
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