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Re: vertical quotes invisible in Evince (Wheezy Beta 4)

On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 2:36 PM, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32@gmail.com> wrote:
> The Evince invisible single upright quotation mark problem still
> exists! I just wasted about 20 minutes trying to read a document about
> a computer program and couldn't figure it out because the quotes were
> invisible.
To: libcairo and libpoppler packagers:

This is an update on this evince invisible vertical quotes problem.
The answer from freedesktop seems to be that Wheezy needs newer
libraries. The claim is that cairo is the main culprit, but they are
using newer libpoppler as well.

Please see the version chart here:


Debian can solve by updating cairo to 1.12.8
poppler to 0.20.5 or 0.22.0.

I think the cairo update by itself might resolve the problem.

Right now, Debian Wheezy offers:

poppler 0.18.4-4
libcairo 1.12.2

This looks discouraging because cairo is sitting in the bottom of a
big pile of dependencies. Am I right to be discouraged?

I just checked other distributions. Fedora is just about up to date:

Fedora 18: poppler 0.20.2
                 cairo 1.12.8

Centos 6.3 is, as you expect, older versions.

Centos 6.3 release: poppler 12.4
                 cairo 1.8.8

Paul E. Johnson
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