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max_arbit 05-09-2013 04:50 PM

Bad fonts in evince

I am running 13.37-64bit on my desktop and am facing some issues with some pdf's. For some particular pdf's, the fonts displayed by evince is bad. I used to have this trouble with many more pdf's earlier, till I found this solution:

That solution is for the bad times fonts. Now I face the same issue but with some other fonts. And since I never really grasped the crux of the solution, I can't figure out how to fix the issue this time. Here is what I did:

# pdffonts cm960464p.pdf
name                                type              emb sub uni object ID
------------------------------------ ----------------- --- --- --- ---------
NewCenturySchlbk-Bold                Type 1            no  no  no      7  0
NewCenturySchlbk-Roman              Type 1            no  no  no      8  0
Symbol                              Type 1            no  no  no      9  0
NewCenturySchlbk-Italic              Type 1            no  no  no      10  0
ONAGEC+TimesTenGreek-Inclined        Type 1            yes yes no      11  0
ONAGLD+ChemBats2                    Type 1            yes yes no      12  0
ONDFHP+MTSY                          Type 1            yes yes no      25  0
NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic          Type 1            no  no  no      31  0

And I can see some of the fonts not being embedded (which might be the issue as the earlier post mentions). So then I did:

# fc-match "newcentury"
DejaVuSans.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Book"

Now, I have been trying to find the "good" dejavusans font like the earlier solution. First of all, I don't know if this is the right solution or if I am missing something else. Also, I dowloaded dejavu-fonts-ttf-2.33-noarch-1.txz and when I did a diff with my current font in /usr/share/fonts/TTF/DejaVuSans.ttf, there are no differences. So, I guess that's not a problem.

Can somebody please help me to fix these fonts. They look quite bad right now :-)

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