bannertopdf can't handle Japanese characters

Bug #1196986 reported by Naruhiko Ogasawara
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cups-filters (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

bannertopdf in cups-filters can't handle Japanese character because it always select non-Japanese fontset; so if we use Japanese as a printer location (or description?) in system-config-printer (and might be GNOME3 printer setting in Saucy), the result of test print is incorrect.

How to reproduce:

1. Install cups-pdf package to use CUPS-PDF printer
2. Create two printer queue with CUPS-PDF
    A) printer name: CUPS-PDF
         description: English CUPS PDF
         location: my-machine
    B) printer name: CUPS-PDF-with-JPN
         description: 日本語のCUPS PDF
         location: 私のマシン

We'll repeat following operation from 2 to 8 with printer A) and B).

2. Stop cups spooler by cupsdisable
3. Do test print in system-config-printer
4. Check spool file (it might be a pdf banner file; totally same result)

$ sudo cat /var/spool/cups/d00016-001
Template default-testpage.pdf
Show printer-name printer-info printer-location printer-make-and-model printer-driver-name printer-driver-version paper-size imageable-area job-id options time-at-creation time-at-processing

# Check that we have printer-location

5. Restart cups spooler by cupsenable
6. Check the %HOME%/PDF directory. You can see Test_Page.pdf (attached as _EN.pdf and _JA.pdf).
7. Check rendering result using Evince (screen capture is attached below).
   In case of printer B), Description and Location have wrong characters.

$ evince Test_Page.pdf &

8. Check which font is used in the Test_Page.pdf

$ pdffonts Test_Page.pdf
name type encoding emb sub uni object ID
------------------------------------ ----------------- ---------------- --- --- --- ---------
YJYKPU+Courier Type 1C Custom yes yes no 8 0
ZFJGVO+Ubuntu-Medium TrueType WinAnsi yes yes yes 11 0

It's not support non-ascii characters.

NOTE: I'm not sure about bannertopdf itself should support non-ascii characters, but we already accept non-ascii characters as description and location, so we also should print right in test page.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: cups-filters 1.0.34-0ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-25.37-generic 3.8.13
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-25-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8.1
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Jul 2 22:05:17 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-01-31 (151 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Alpha i386 (20130128)
 device for CUPS-PDF-with-JPN: cups-pdf:/
 device for Generic-CUPS-PDF-Printer: cups-pdf:/
 device for RICOH-IPSiO-SP-4000: usb://RICOH/IPSiO%20SP%204000?serial=47T3-213880
 device for TEST: ///tmp/test.prn
 device for TEST_UIConstraints: ///tmp/test.prn
MachineType: LENOVO 30515EJ
MarkForUpload: True
Papersize: a4
 TEST: Ricoh Aficio SP C831DN PS
 CUPS-PDF-with-JPN: Generic CUPS-PDF Printer
 Generic-CUPS-PDF-Printer: Generic CUPS-PDF Printer
 TEST_UIConstraints: Ricoh Aficio SP C831DN PS
 RICOH-IPSiO-SP-4000: Ricoh RPDL IV Laser Printer Foomatic/rpdl (recommended)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-25-generic root=UUID=fc52b77c-a50f-41fd-9731-b7f8b083b880 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: cups-filters
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 06/20/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 8RET26WW (1.08 )
dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available 30515EJ
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr8RET26WW(1.08):bd06/20/2011:svnLENOVO:pn30515EJ:pvrThinkPadX120e:rvnLENOVO:rn30515EJ:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable: 30515EJ
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X120e
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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Naruhiko Ogasawara (naruoga) wrote :
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Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

Lars, can you have a look into this problem? Thanks.

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Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

I have now applied the patches of the following upstream bug report

to the upstream BZR repository of cups-filters. They allow PDF forms as banner page templates, which makes it easy to add banner page templates in other languages (examples for English and Russian are included).

This will be part of the 1.0.47 upstream release of cups-filters.

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