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Old 12-01-2008, 09:12 AM   #1
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pdf file with japanese fonts displays garbage text


Hello everyone,

I have some pdf files I use for work that were created with (I believe) japanese fonts although some of the text is in english.

When I open them in kpdf I get garbage where the text is.

How would I go about solving this problem?
 
Old 12-01-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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pdf files in Japanese

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Hello everyone,

I have some pdf files I use for work that were created with (I believe) japanese fonts although some of the text is in english.

When I open them in kpdf I get garbage where the text is.

How would I go about solving this problem?
First thing I would do is to check to see if the pdfs will open in another pdf reader. Could be a defective pdf or an unembedded-typefaces one. Which brings us to...

Check is whether the typefaces ("fonts") are embedded... this should be easy to find by checking for description of the file. (I*am only slightly familiar with kpdf, but there should be a description facility in either Files or View.)

As an aside, I have noticed that some pdf reading applications are remarkably backward when opening even Latin-alphabet files.

Good luck.
 
Old 12-01-2008, 11:47 PM   #3
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I've had some luck. I tried it with xpdf (after installing the japanese font support for xpdf) and it will open and is viewable, however, when printing (which is my end-goal) it prints weird # (pound) signs after every number and letter and smooches all the characters together.

I believe kpdf may not have japanese font support. I find it strange, because what do linux users in other countries do?

I will figure it out eventually... like someone else's signature said "I'm too lazy to fail."
 
Old 12-02-2008, 05:09 AM   #4
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You may want to see this too
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=317104

found by googling ... japanese fonts kpdf
 
Old 12-04-2008, 12:56 AM   #5
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Thank you. Unfortunately that doesn't work for me with my Debian 4 system. I also found this:
http://packages.debian.org/changelog....5-3/changelog

Not sure... I think once the unstable goes stable things will be fixed.
 
Old 12-13-2008, 10:48 PM   #6
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Viewing / Printing Japanese PDF files

I re-installed with Lenny (Debian 5 - Testing) and have been able to open my PDFs with Japanese fonts just fine. EXCELLENT...

However, I can't print them...

They print just like they used to look before. I get all sorts of wierd characters and symbols.

I don't know, but I believe ghostscript is the culprit now. I really have no idea, but I think the document gets piped through ghostscript on it's way to the printer. I don't even know what ghostscript does...

I've installed the following hoping to solve my problem.
Code:
dpkg -l | grep [gG]hostscript
ii  ghostscript                                   8.62.dfsg.1-3.1               The GPL Ghostscript PostScript/PDF interpret
ii  ghostscript-x                                 8.62.dfsg.1-3.1               The GPL Ghostscript PostScript/PDF interpret
ii  gs-cjk-resource                               1.20080107-4                  Resource files for gs-cjk, ghostscript CJK-T
ii  gsfonts                                       1:8.11+urwcyr1.0.7~pre44-3    Fonts for the Ghostscript interpreter(s)
ii  gsfonts-other                                 6.0-3.2                       Additional fonts for the ghostscript interpr
ii  gsfonts-wadalab-common                        0.20010409-7.1                Japanese symbol fonts for the ghostscript in
ii  gsfonts-wadalab-gothic                        0.20010409-7.1                Japanese gothic fonts for the ghostscript in
ii  gsfonts-wadalab-mincho                        0.20010409-7.1                Japanese mincho fonts for the ghostscript in
ii  gsfonts-x11                                   0.21                          Make Ghostscript fonts available to X11
ii  ijsgutenprint                                 5.0.2-4                       inkjet server - Ghostscript driver for Guten
ii  libgs8                                        8.62.dfsg.1-3.1               The Ghostscript PostScript/PDF interpreter L
But to no avail.
 
Old 12-14-2008, 10:58 AM   #7
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Debian Lenny :
I have no problems with printing a "japanese text.pdf"
from kpdf or evince.
Evince also has a fast "print preview" , try it, please.
( I couldn't find a text, so I created one from the
Luxman home page >> print to file.ps >>> print to pdf
(with cups-pdf ) ).

A text from OpenOffice Writer > 'export as pdf' will
also print perfect with kpdf, japanese text looks like
it was foto copied. I installed these fonts, to have
a useable OOO-writer ( some probably surplus )
Quote:
46. ttf-kiloji 1:2.1.0-2
47. ttf-kochi-gothic 1.0.20030809-8
48. ttf-kochi-mincho 1.0.20030809-8
49. ttf-sazanami-mincho 20040629-2
50. xfonts-intl-japanese 1.2.1-6
51. xfonts-intl-japanese-big 1.2.1-6
52. xfonts-jisx0213 0+20040511-3
53. xfonts-kaname 1.1-9
( The numbering is from 'pdbv' )

Another thing to try : Print your pdf to Postscript
( print.ps ) and then to paper. ( works too here ).

Printer used : hp deskjet 1120c.

You could also provide a link to some pdf, not working
for you, please.
....

Last edited by knudfl; 12-14-2008 at 11:07 AM.
 
Old 12-14-2008, 07:22 PM   #8
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I installed everything you mentioned. However evince was not able to view the pdf document. There wasn't any text at all. I am beginning to think that it was created poorly. I have visited google.jp and search for pdf documents to try out. I haven't seen one that didn't work properly.

I am curious about these messages:
Code:
Setting up gs-cjk-resource (1.20080107-4) ...
No CIDSupplement specified for UKaiCN, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Batang-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Gungseo-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Pilgi-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Dotum-Bold, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Batang-Bold, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Pilgi-Bold, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Dotum-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for UMingCN, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Graphic-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Graphic-Bold, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for BousungEG-Light-GB, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for UKaiCN, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Batang-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Gungseo-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Pilgi-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Dotum-Bold, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Batang-Bold, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Pilgi-Bold, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Dotum-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for UMingCN, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Graphic-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Graphic-Bold, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for BousungEG-Light-GB, defaulting to 0.
Are these errors or normal?

Thank you for your time. I will post if I find anything new.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 03:01 AM   #9
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poppler-data fixed evince pdf display and print japanese and english fonts

I found something new. If I type the following command this is what results:
Code:
pdffonts /media/disk/a06/ea06/Assembly\ chart\ \&\ Parts\ list.pdf
name                                 type              emb sub uni object ID
------------------------------------ ----------------- --- --- --- ---------
Error: Missing language pack for 'Adobe-Japan1' mapping
Arial                                TrueType          no  no  no      83  0
Error: Missing language pack for 'Adobe-Japan1' mapping
Error: Missing language pack for 'Adobe-Japan1' mapping
Error: Missing language pack for 'Adobe-Japan1' mapping
Error: Missing language pack for 'Adobe-Japan1' mapping
Error: Missing language pack for 'Adobe-Japan1' mapping
Error: Missing language pack for 'Adobe-Japan1' mapping

UPDATE!!!!!!

As I was writing this I found a website where someone was having similar problems. They said it was remedied after they installed poppler-data. That has seemed to solve most of my problems!

Here are what remains:
kpdf - views pdf good - prints garbage text
xpdf - views pdf good - prints garbage text
kghostview - can't view (blank - not even graphics) - haven't tried to print
evince - views pdf good - prints pdf good!

EXCELLENT.

I wonder why a program can display a pdf just fine... but can't print it?

Here is the result from the same command I posted above earlier:
Code:
pdffonts /media/disk/a06/ea06/Assembly\ chart\ \&\ Parts\ list.pdf
name                                 type              emb sub uni object ID
------------------------------------ ----------------- --- --- --- ---------
GothicBBB-Medium-Identity-H          CID Type 0        no  no  no      84  0
Arial                                TrueType          no  no  no      83  0
Ryumin-Light-Identity-H              CID Type 0        no  no  no      65  0

Last edited by checkmate3001; 12-15-2008 at 03:05 AM.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 02:40 PM   #10
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If you want a real versatile tool, also please
try the "Adobe Reader" . Should be able to deal
with all odd pdf's.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 10:27 AM   #11
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Some being Korean fonts ?

# 8 : A Quotation with "comments from Google" ( = )
Quote:
Setting up gs-cjk-resource (1.20080107-4) ...
No CIDSupplement specified for UKaiCN, defaulting to 0. = ttf-arphic-ukai
No CIDSupplement specified for Batang-Regular, defaulting to 0. = Korean
No CIDSupplement specified for Gungseo-Regular, defaulting to 0. = Korean
No CIDSupplement specified for Pilgi-Regular, defaulting to 0. = Korean
No CIDSupplement specified for Dotum-Bold, defaulting to 0. = un-core-fonts-dotumbold = Korean ???
No CIDSupplement specified for Batang-Bold, defaulting to 0. =Korean
No CIDSupplement specified for Pilgi-Bold, defaulting to 0. = Korean
No CIDSupplement specified for Dotum-Regular, defaulting to 0. = Korean ?
....
 
Old 05-31-2009, 01:35 AM   #12
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Since this post is rather old and I did solve my temporary problem, I started a new post to deal primarily in getting ghostscript to print pdf documents with japanese fonts correctly.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...script-729586/
 
  


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