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

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> But current dependency definition does not provide this path...
> libpoppler3 should "Suggests: poppler-data". (I vaguely think we can not
> do "Recommends:" here due to policy.)

 Wont help much I'm afraid; people wont have a clue that they should be
 checking the suggests of libpoppler.  It would be slightly more easy
 for users to see it against evince, but still not ideal.

 A good solution for lenny+1 would be to bubble up the errors of
 xpdf/poppler when they fail converting PDFs or displaying them due to
 lack of data, and offering to install the missing packages.  Exactly as
 for codecs.

Loïc Minier

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