Comment 0 for bug 769827

Nobuto Murata (nobuto) wrote :

poppler library cannot parse font weight "Medium".
Therefore in Japanese(ja) locale, characters which are not font-embedded but specified as "GothicBBB" are shown as squares and not readable.
See attached screenshot.

GothicBBB is widely used as Japanese sans-serif(gothic) font. It has the full name "GothicBBB-Medium-Identity-{H,V}" in properties window on such as Evince. But poppler library cannot parse "Medium" string, so does not hit <string>GothicBBB</string> in fontconfig settings on /etc/fonts/conf.d/69-language-selector-ja-jp.conf.

On the other hand, Ryumin which is widely used as Japanese serif(mincho) font has the name "Ryumin-Light-Identity-{H,V}", but does hit <string>Ryumin</string>.

How to reproduce:
 1. intall Ubuntu in Japanese(ja) locale
 2. confirm poppler-data, ttf-takao-{mincho,gothic} installed and "/etc/fonts/conf.d/69-language-selector-ja-jp.conf -> /etc/fonts/conf.avail/69-language-selector-ja-jp.conf" symlink created.
 3. open attached PDF file

 all characters are showed properly

 upper-right characters which are specified as GothicBBB are showed as squares

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: poppler-utils 0.16.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Apr 24 10:09:07 2011
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110423)
SourcePackage: poppler
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)