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Re: Inputting special symbols

From: Gilles
Subject: Re: Inputting special symbols
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 01:18:51 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11

> >I wonder whether we talk about the same thing...  What do you mean by
> >"render differently"?  The postscript output from gedit is fine, while
> >in the postscript output from lilypond, there is a sort of superposition
> >of the string between parentheses onto the other string (so that the
> >line of text is illegible).
> >Isn't this what you observe?
> >There is no doubt that what *I* see is wrong.  But I don't know how to
> >test whether there is something broken on my system which might account
> >for the wrong postscript output from lilypond.

Hmm, I've just updated a few things (which in turn updated "libpango"),
and I don't get this weird superposition anymore!

> You're using 2.6, right? 

Yes, 2.6.3 on Debian.

> There were some bugs in the text handling that 
> I fixed in 2.7.8  - if I recall correctly.

The *printed* output is fine now, but I still get some strange display
in "gv" and "xpdf": the Hebrew letters are tiny (about 1/8 the "normal"

Figuring out what part of the whole processing chain is responsible
for unexpected output isn't trivial...


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