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Re: PDF reader for Groff output

From: Deri
Subject: Re: PDF reader for Groff output
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2022 15:28:29 +0100

On Saturday, 9 July 2022 07:43:06 BST Damian McGuckin wrote:
> The output on Windows with Acrobat had a long tail to the square root sign
> over the top of the whole expression.
> Okular has just a simple square root sign on the left of the expression,
> i.e. no encompassing tail over the top.
> evince has a box with segments over the entire expression to the right
> hand side of the square root sign.
> Evince used to work flawlessly with groff 1.22.3 on Centos 6.6.
> Stay safe - Damian
Hi Damian,

Looking at your bad-sqrt.pdf you can see that ghostscript has embedded the two 
fonts, but not the symbol font. This means that whichever viewer you use needs 
to find a useable 
symbol font itself, since it is not embedded.

In my case it has found a suitable font as s050000l.pfb. I suspect your windows 
desktop has 
access to a suitable font, but your linux desktop does not. You may find you 
need to install the 
urw-fonts package, something like:-

# yum install urw-base35-fonts

Which should let okular/evince find the symbol font.

After they have been installed you can build groff by using:-


On the configure command.#

I attach a version using -T pdf -P-e which has all the fonts embedded which 
should look Ok in 
all viewers.



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