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[Bug 1412916] Re: evince: Bad PDF rendering: invalid font scale


This bug was fixed in the package poppler - 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.3

poppler (0.24.5-2ubuntu4.3) trusty; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/git_matrix_not_invertable.patch:
    - cairo: don't render text when text matrix is not invertable
      (lp: #1412916)

 -- Sebastien Bacher <seb128@xxxxxxxxxx>  Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:10:18

** Changed in: poppler (Ubuntu Trusty)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  evince: Bad PDF rendering: invalid font scale

Status in Poppler:
  Fix Released
Status in poppler package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in poppler source package in Trusty:
  Fix Released

Bug description:

  * Many PDFs do not display correctly, including the boarding passes from a
    major European airline.

  * Printing a boarding pass is a common simple task which users expect to
    work, and therefore should be fixed in the stable release.

  * See upstream bug report for discussion about the mechanism of the

  [Test Case]

  * Attempt to view the test case in the linked upstream bug using 'evince

  * Observe corrupted text displayed.

  [Regression Potential]

  * Theoretically, other PDFs which currently display correctly could be
  displayed incorrectly after this change, but is intended to emulate
  acroread, so this is unlikely.

  * Patch has been reviewed and committed upstream, so should be safe.

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