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Re: Why kpdf sucks so much?

Andr  writes:

> On Saturday 14 February 2004 17:33, Matej Cepl wrote:
>> Hi,
>> one of the many reasons I looked for KDE 3.2 was introduction of
>> kpdf. I like xpdf, but its user interface is kind of strange, so
>> when I heard about kpdf it looked like marriage made in heaven for
>> me. However, apparently kpdf has some problems with font display
>> (see two screenshots: http://www.ceplovi.cz/matej/tmp/
>> xpdf-sshot.png and http://www.ceplovi.cz/matej/tmp/ kpdf-sshot.png
>> to see what I mean). Needless to say, that all fonts are included
>> in the displayed PDF file, so there shouldn't be any problem with
>> their reading.
>> There does not seem to be much of documentation for kpdf as well,
>> so I do not know where to begin.

> kpdf still uses xpdf 2.02. This could be the problem.

I think that the problem is that kpdf only uses the xpdf parsing of
the pdf.  It does its own rendering using Qt primitives like
QPainter.  Can you please file a bug report about this, cause I think
it's an important problem ?


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