Selecting certain words containing the letter f duplicates the letter

Bug #521707 reported by Pedro Dias on 2010-02-14
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #39890: characters change when selecting text. Edit Remove
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evince (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evince

Ubuntu release: Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS
Package version: evince 2.22.2-0ubuntu2

Steps to reproduce the problem:

  1. Open the PDF document (used "");
  2. Scroll to a page containing one of the following words: "briefly", "Simplified", "Unified", "benefit", "file";
  3. Select the word with the mouse;

What was expected to happen:

  The word should have been selected and displayed correctly.

What happened instead:

  The word was selected but displayed with the letter f duplicated. By duplicated I mean:
     - the word "file" turns to "ffle" when selected;
     - the word "briefly" turns to "brieffly" when selected;
     - the word "Simplified" turns to "Simpliffed" when selected;
     - the word "Unified" turns to "Uniffed" when selected;
     - the word "benefit" turns to "benefft" when selected.

  However, the words "verifier" and "following" are correctly displayed when selected.

Other observations:

  1. Selecting the words and then copying and pasting them into a text editor works correctly;
  2. Using "Edit->find..." to select the words works correctly.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Feb 14 13:02:15 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evince
Package: evince 2.22.2-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: evince
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-27-generic i686

Pedro Dias (pedro-dias-77) wrote :
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Confirmed on Lucid 10.04 alpha 2 with poppler updated to the latest Ubuntu package version.

Uname: Linux 2.6.32-10-generic i686
Packages: evince 2.29.5-0ubuntu1
                  poppler 0.12.3-0ubuntu1

madbiologist (me-again) on 2010-02-17
Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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