[cairo] Awful PDF output from Evince

Adrian Johnson ajohnson at redneon.com
Thu Nov 26 13:59:05 PST 2009

Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> When I try printing this PDF:
> http://www.toronto.diplo.de/Vertretung/toronto/en/04/VisaRegulations/downloaddatei__visaform__schengen,property=Daten.pdf
> using evince into a new PDF (I'm trying to shrink it from A4 to Letter), I get 
> a 23MB output.  The original is 91K!
> Printing to PS is slightly better.  Comes out at 5MB.
> Both outputs take a LONG LONG time to render in evince.  And the printer 
> didn't like them either.
> Cheers,
> behdad

I printed your PDF to PDF and PS using code similar to the PS/PDF 
rendering example [1] and get a 215k PDF and 614k PS.

Does the PS file contain one big image? It may be an evince bug.

[1] http://www.cairographics.org/renderpdf/

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