[cairo] PDF text doesn't render

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Fri Sep 21 00:56:50 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 18:37 -0400, Adrian Johnson wrote:
> This sound like this bug
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10849
> There are two bugs there:
> - For some reason TrueType subsetting always fails on the Mac and
>    results in a CFF fallback font being embedding in the PDF.
> - Mac Preview does not correctly display the CFF fonts subsetted by
>    cairo.
>  From the feedback I received in the bug report I know that Mac Preview 
> does display CFF fonts subsetted by Adobe applications. So it is 
> possible to make it work but Mac Preview is very picky about how the 
> font is embedded.
> The problem with fixing these is I don't have access to a Mac and fixing 
> the CFF embedding problem will take a large number of iterations of:
>   - change something in the PDF
>   - check if it displays in Preview
> Fixing the TrueType embedding problem shouldn't be hard. It just needs 
> someone on a Mac to step though a debugger or use printfs to find out 
> where in the code it is failing.

Maybe Brian or Vlad can help with debugging on Apple?


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