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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 09:42:21PM -0700, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> I'm a bit worried that this needs to be fixed for 
> xpdf-chinese-simplified
> xpdf-chinese-traditional
> xpdf-korean
> xpdf-japanese
> packages. The fix would probably be simple. It should probably be
> hardlinks rather than symlinks considering dpkg behavior wrt symlinked
> dirs.

You can't hardlink directories though, so we might as well symlink the
individual files.

> I'd like this fix included in lenny so that we don't see a regression
> in Debian for Japanese users.
> There was a package in the NEW queue 'poppler-data' which should
> really have fixed this bug.
> http://ftp-master.debian.org/new/poppler-data_0.2.0-1.html
> That going into Debian sid would fix this bug also, but not quite sure
> if it's reasonable to expect a new package to enter Debian lenny.

I kinda think it's in poppler's domain to fix this; logically
xpdf-japanese (etc) exists only to enhance xpdf. poppler-data appears to
be a good solution.

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

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