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Re: Bug#481134: libpoppler does not use cmap files from xpdf-{japanese,...}, and fails to parse Japanese PDF files.

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 04:06:40PM +0200, Loïc Minier wrote:
>  For the long term, I'd recommend either b), or c) if b) isn't possible;
>  for lenny, either the long term approach or the d) approach would work,
>  but d) would only solve the problem for this particular package.
>  Because b, c), and d) will almost certainly require changes to
>  xpdf-japanese, I'm reassigning the RC counterpart of this bug to this
>  package.  I'm keeping an important bug open against poppler because it
>  can be considered a regression of poppler, but I don't think it should
>  be considered RC for poppler because:
>   * xpdf-japanese is non-free while poppler is free; perhaps this is a
>     fallacy, but I don't think support for a non-free package should
>     affect the Debian release; if this is considered >= serious
>     severity, it shouldn't be release-blocking
>   * it's an upstream design decision that poppler doesn't support xpdf
>     config/data and poppler doesn't aim to be compatible with xpdf's
>     config/data: xpdf-japanese needs to grow compatibility with poppler
>     instead

Patches for xpdf-japanese would be most welcome. I'm not familiar with
the details of fontconfig, defoma etc.

Maybe the relevant data in xpdf-japanese should be moved into
cmap-adobe-japan1 instead. Probably xpdf-japanese's additional CMaps
should move too; I thought I submitted a bug about this years ago but I
don't see it now.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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