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Old 10-04-2005, 04:08 AM   #1
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problem to viewing fonts in pdf's program

when i try to view some pdf files ,they appeare as points and i can't read the document
how can i solve that
let me ganeralize the question:
where xpdf (or other pdf's program) gets its fonts from to view the document and what's the usefull
of ghostscript.....and how can i add a font to allow xpdf -or other programs- use it

Old 10-04-2005, 04:14 AM   #2
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Have you tried KPDF or Acrobat's Reader? I have never had problems with these viewers.

Fonts in Linux is a not so easy to understand subject I think. Every distro has another way for handling fonts. I'm not sure your problem is a font problem; "it should just work"

Btw, XPDF is a somewhat 'old' program (at least it looks old ), so try another program.


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