On 2015-05-04 23:16:42, Alessandro Pezzoni wrote:
> 
> 
> On Mon, 4 May 2015 17:22:34 +0200, Sebastian Ramacher <sebasti...@pwmt.org> 
> wrote:
> 
> > On 2015-05-04 12:10:58, Alessandro Pezzoni wrote:
> > > Hi all, I found a pdf [1] (214K) that doesn't render properly with the 
> > > poppler
> > > plugin (the text looks quite "grainy") -- tested with git version
> > > 0.2.5.2.gc95b805 in zathura git version 0.3.3.3.g3032771, both latest at 
> > > the
> > > time of writing, and poppler version 0.32.0.
> > > 
> > > I'm attaching screenshots of the abstract of [1] rendered by zathura with 
> > > the
> > > poppler and mupdf plugins. I'm also attaching a screenshot rendered with 
> > > the
> > > Firefox internal pdf viewer, for reference, because with mupdf the 
> > > characters
> > > are slightly misaligned (both with the zatura plugin and the stand-alone
> > > viewer).
> > > 
> > > Can we do something about this or should I report the bug upstream?
> > 
> > Does it render correctly with other poppler based viewers (like evince or
> > okular)? If not, this should be reported to the poppler developers.
> 
> This is odd... with evince it renders like with the poppler plugin, while with
> flaxpdf it renders like in mupdf. They were both compiled against the same
> version of poppler, though evince came from the Arch repositories and I
> compiled flaxpdf myself. I didn't try okular because I would prefer not to
> pull all those KDE dependencies...
> 
> What does this mean?

Is flaxpdf built against poppler's C++ backend? But if evince is affected as
well, this looks like a poppler bug to me.

Cheers
-- 
Sebastian Ramacher
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