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RE: No text visible in zipfile of LXF118

Postby mgt6910 » Mon May 04, 2009 8:09 pm

[quote="mgt6910"]I have not received LXF118 by post, so I have dowloaded the zipfile, and I also have no text displayed.

IP.S. I've checked back editions, and I confirm that all editions up to 112 display correctly, and from 113 the text is missing.
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RE: No text visible in zipfile of LXF118

Postby mgt6910 » Mon May 04, 2009 9:01 pm

PS: I have checked back issues and I confirm that up to LXF112 displays OK, from 113 the text is absent.
Adobe Reader gives the following information in properties for documents up to 112:
Application : Adobe InDesign CS3 (5.0.2)
PDF Producer: OneVision PDFengine (Build 19.043.R)

From 113, the information is:

Application:
PDF Producer: GPL Ghostscript 8.62

I'll try to change the default PDF reader........
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RE: No text visible in zipfile of LXF118

Postby mgt6910 » Tue May 05, 2009 8:54 am

My solution was to install Adobe Reader. All Open Source readers in Fedora 10 have the problem. Perhaps the F10 team don't know about the libpoppler bug ?
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RE: No text visible in zipfile of LXF118

Postby IBBoard » Fri May 29, 2009 7:59 pm

What version of Poppler is Ubuntu using, then? I'm using openSuse 11.1, which apparently has "libpoppler4-0.10.1-1.4" and the PDFs are broken here.
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Re: RE: No text visible in zipfile of LXF118

Postby niki123 » Sat May 30, 2009 9:34 am

IBBoard wrote:What version of Poppler is Ubuntu using, then? I'm using openSuse 11.1, which apparently has "libpoppler4-0.10.1-1.4" and the PDFs are broken here.


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Your mess was so informative.

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RE: Re: RE: No text visible in zipfile of LXF118

Postby Rhakios » Sat May 30, 2009 10:56 am

Hi

Your comment is out of order and your link was spam.
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RE: Re: RE: No text visible in zipfile of LXF118

Postby IBBoard » Sat May 30, 2009 12:08 pm

And I object to my post being called a mess :D

I've had a chance to look around now, and it seems like Ubuntu Jaunty is using 0.10.5 - http://packages.ubuntu.com/lt/jaunty/libpoppler4. I'm guessing those few micro versions make a difference.


[edit] Maybe Ubuntu do something weird to their version of libpoppler. I've just installed 0.10.6 from openSuse's X11:common:Factory/openSUSE_11.1 repo (found via the software search) and I'm still getting missing text in the newer PDFs.
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RE: Re: RE: No text visible in zipfile of LXF118

Postby Rhakios » Sat May 30, 2009 3:20 pm

I've had a chance to look at this on a system running 11.1 now (I use 11.0 on my main system) and I see the same problem in Okular (KDE4) and KPDF (KDE3), interesting that it doesn't seem to affect previews in Konqueror or Dolphin.
Apart from installing Adobe reader as some have recommended, one other app seems to open the pdfs okay and that's good old KGhostView, which is part of the kdegraphics3-postscript package. I won't try to kid you that its font rendering beautiful, but it does the job, just about.

N.B. I suspect any viewer based on the ghostscript backend will do as well.

Edit: continuing the weirdness, while playing about with Okular, I notice that the Print Preview function shows the full text. :?
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RE: Re: RE: No text visible in zipfile of LXF118

Postby IBBoard » Sat May 30, 2009 5:52 pm

I'm using Gnome, so it's evince that is giving the missing text (but still using poppler as a base). I can't be doing with all of the KDE clutter, even if openSuse is more KDE-centric :)

I'll install Adobe Reader if I need to, but at the moment I'm mainly archiving the potentially useful PDFs for future reference.
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RE: Re: RE: No text visible in zipfile of LXF118

Postby Rhakios » Sat May 30, 2009 6:36 pm

Given that Gnome is the default desktop for SLED, I don't think openSUSE is actually all that KDE-centric. They seem to manage to afford both pretty good support, thankfully still including KDE3.x.
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RE: Re: RE: No text visible in zipfile of LXF118

Postby IBBoard » Sat May 30, 2009 6:52 pm

Good point, I guess they have gone more for the middle ground. Back in the 9.x days I think they used to be more KDE-centric, which was why I started with Redhat and stuck with Fedora, but Novell invests in Mono so Gnome makes sense now.

Still, I'd be interested to know what it is that makes poppler handle the files okay on Ubuntu Jaunty but not factory builds of openSuse.
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Postby Borat » Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:06 pm

Just downloaded a libpoppler update via mintupdate tool.

Document Viewer.
Using poppler 0.10.5 (cairo)

Seems like the problem has been fixed. :D
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corrupt pdfs?

Postby ubuntu » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:41 pm

having issues with pdf's too! I'm a new subscriber :P and i was reading lxf130 and keep getting 'a number is out of range' in adobe reader 9, the file this happens on is lxf130.lxf.pdf. This is extremely annoying so i re-downloaded the file and the same thing again! :(

Also i have noticed in some editions that there are indeed pages missing such as contents to minor stuff in the back of the mags!

i am using Ubuntu 10.04 and checked the libpoppler and i am using ver 0.12.4 and i don't think this is the problem as the other pdf's display fine so far!

any ideas how to solve this would be very welcome. thanks!
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Re: corrupt pdfs?

Postby Rhakios » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:29 pm

ubuntu wrote:having issues with pdf's too! I'm a new subscriber :P and i was reading lxf130 and keep getting 'a number is out of range' in adobe reader 9, the file this happens on is lxf130.lxf.pdf. This is extremely annoying so i re-downloaded the file and the same thing again! :(


Adobe Reader is throwing a wobbler with a large variety of pdfs lately, for Windows users I've been recommending Foxit as this doesn't have the same issues (you do need to be careful not to install all the add-ons though).
However if you are using Ubuntu, what's the matter with using Evince or even Okular?
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corrupt pdfs?

Postby ubuntu » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:34 pm

there is nothing wrong with Evince or Okular just totaly overlooked them :roll: So i have taken your advice on evince and noticed the error did not occur so i am now setting this as the default!

i just used reader out of habit...a dirty windows habit so that has to stop!

thanks for the reply Rhakios!!!
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