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Re: Ghostscript/GhostPDL 9.22 Release Candidate 1

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Ghostscript/GhostPDL 9.22 Release Candidate 1
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:41:06 +0200
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Masamichi Hosoda <address@hidden> writes:

>>>We use the following command to convert from EPS to PDF.
>>>$ gs -dSAFER -dEPSCrop -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH
>>>-r1200 -dSubsetFonts=false -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dAutoRotatePages=/None
>>>-sOutputFile=filename.pdf -c.setpdfwrite -ffilename.eps
>>>We believed that Ghostscript generates full font embedded (non-subset)
>>>when `-dSubsetFonts=false` is specified.
>> It should. In this case, I believe it does not. No clue why at the
>> moment though.
> Thank you for your answer.
> If there is a full font embedded (non-subset) PDF,
> does the bigpdfs trick work effectively?

If I understood Ken correctly: not in the current implementation with
the 9.22rc1 but he's sympathetic to putting the option that became
necessary in 9.21 in order to merge fonts with potential different
object numbers back to work in 9.22, with the understanding that it may
stop existing at an unspecified time later, and that its use might well
buy us other bugs (that have been reported by other users of

> Or, even so, should we take other methods (e.g. using non-embedded PDFs)?

If we figure out a working alternative, we should take it.  The current
set of Ghostscript bugs in 9.22 is still a bit in flux, so it's not
clear yet which alternative actually could work.

Is that a reasonable summary of the current state, Ken?

David Kastrup

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