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Old 09-29-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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gs not starting "CRIT: rangecheck in get" some TTF file

I googled but couldn't find an answer to this. There is a lq thread , but in that the poster's solution was to delete the fonts, which I don't want to do. Is there a better solution ?

The problem:

bash-3.1$ gs
ESP Ghostscript 815.04 (2007-03-14)
Copyright (C) 2004 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA. All rights reserved.
This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.
CRIT: rangecheck in get
Operand stack:
/usr/share/fonts/TTF/marlett.ttf 0

I had copied a lot of ttf files to my /usr/share/fonts/TTF/ directory. Thats when gs stopped working. I thought maybe moving the new fonts from /usr/share/fonts/TTF to ~/.fonts/ might help. But it didn't work either. gs still hangs even though there is marlett.ttf in the path mentioned.

I have run fc-cache twice or thrice as root as well as normal user. gs doesn't work (as root or as normal user).

gs -? gives ..
bash-3.1$ gs -?
ESP Ghostscript 8.15.4 (2007-03-14)
Copyright (C) 2004 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA. All rights reserved.
Usage: gs [switches] [ ...]
Most frequently used switches: (you can use # in place of =)
-dNOPAUSE no pause after page | -q `quiet', fewer messages
-g<width>x<height> page size in pixels | -r<res> pixels/inch resolution
-sDEVICE=<devname> select device | -dBATCH exit after last file
-sOutputFile=<file> select output file: - for stdout, |command for pipe,
embed %d or %ld for page #
Input formats: PostScript PostScriptLevel1 PostScriptLevel2 PostScriptLevel3 PDF
Default output device: bbox
Available devices:
alc1900 alc2000 alc4000 alc4100 alc8500 alc8600 alc9100 ap3250 appledmp
atx23 atx24 atx38 bbox bit bitcmyk bitrgb bj10e bj10v bj10vh bj200 bjc600
bjc800 bjc880j bjccmyk bjccolor bjcgray bjcmono bmp16 bmp16m bmp256
bmp32b bmpa16 bmpa16m bmpa256 bmpa32b bmpamono bmpasep1 bmpasep8 bmpgray
bmpmono bmpsep1 bmpsep8 ccr cdeskjet cdj1600 cdj500 cdj550 cdj670 cdj850
cdj880 cdj890 cdj970 cdjcolor cdjmono cfax cgm24 cgm8 cgmmono chp2200 cif
cljet5 cljet5c cljet5pr coslw2p coslwxl cp50 cups declj250 deskjet
devicen dfaxhigh dfaxlow dj505j djet500 djet500c dl2100 dnj650c epl2050
epl2050p epl2120 epl2500 epl2750 epl5800 epl5900 epl6100 epl6200 eps9high
eps9mid epson epsonc epswrite escp escpage faxg3 faxg32d faxg4 fmlbp fmpr
fs600 gdi hl1240 hl1250 hl7x0 hpdj1120c hpdj310 hpdj320 hpdj340 hpdj400
hpdj500 hpdj500c hpdj510 hpdj520 hpdj540 hpdj550c hpdj560c hpdj600
hpdj660c hpdj670c hpdj680c hpdj690c hpdj850c hpdj855c hpdj870c hpdj890c
hpdjplus hpdjportable ibmpro ijs imagen inferno iwhi iwlo iwlq jetp3852
jj100 jpeg jpeggray la50 la70 la75 la75plus laserjet lbp310 lbp320 lbp8
lex2050 lex3200 lex5700 lex7000 lips2p lips3 lips4 lips4v lj250 lj3100sw
lj4dith lj4dithp lj5gray lj5mono ljet2p ljet3 ljet3d ljet4 ljet4d
ljet4pjl ljetplus ln03 lp1800 lp1900 lp2000 lp2200 lp2400 lp2500 lp2563
lp3000c lp7500 lp7700 lp7900 lp8000 lp8000c lp8100 lp8200c lp8300c
lp8300f lp8400f lp8500c lp8600 lp8600f lp8700 lp8800c lp8900 lp9000b
lp9000c lp9100 lp9200b lp9200c lp9300 lp9400 lp9500c lp9600 lp9600s
lp9800c lps4500 lps6500 lq850 lx5000 lxm3200 lxm5700m m8510 mag16 mag256
md1xMono md2k md50Eco md50Mono md5k mgr4 mgr8 mgrgray2 mgrgray4 mgrgray8
mgrmono miff24 mj500c mj6000c mj700v2c mj8000c ml600 necp6 npdl nullpage
oce9050 oki182 oki4w okiibm omni oprp opvp paintjet pam pbm pbmraw pcl3
pcx16 pcx24b pcx256 pcx2up pcxcmyk pcxgray pcxmono pdfwrite pgm pgmraw
pgnm pgnmraw photoex picty180 pj pjetxl pjxl pjxl300 pkm pkmraw pksm
pksmraw plan9bm png16 png16 png16m png16m png256 png256 pngalpha pngalpha
pnggray pnggray pngmono pngmono pnm pnmraw ppm ppmraw pr1000 pr1000_4
pr150 pr201 psdcmyk psdrgb psgray psmono psrgb pswrite pxlcolor pxlmono
r4081 rpdl samsunggdi sgirgb sj48 spotcmyk st800 stcolor sunhmono t4693d2
t4693d4 t4693d8 tek4696 tiff12nc tiff24nc tiffcrle tiffg3 tiffg32d tiffg4
tifflzw tiffpack uniprint x11 x11alpha x11cmyk x11cmyk2 x11cmyk4 x11cmyk8
x11gray2 x11gray4 x11mono x11rg16x x11rg32x xcf xes
Search path:
. : /home/<user>/.fonts : /usr/share/ghostscript/8.15/lib :
/usr/share/ghostscript/8.15/Resource : /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts :
/usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript : /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1 :
/usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType : /usr/lib/DPS/outline/base :
/usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 : /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType :
For more information, see /usr/share/ghostscript/8.15/doc/Use.htm.
Report bugs to, using the form in Bug-form.htm.
any help is appreciated.
Old 09-30-2007, 11:23 AM   #2
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i had exactly the same with that marlett font.

i have deleted it. So yeah, basicly that was my solution which you didn't wanna hear

But well, it's just one font. if your life depends on it, you might wanna investigate more. But i think it's not worth the effort. Just my opinion though.

Though, if you find the solution yourself, or someone else it would be nice to share.

Last edited by deNiro; 09-30-2007 at 11:25 AM.
Old 10-01-2007, 12:37 AM   #3
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I tried that ... It still hangs ... I don't have a problem with the marlett font ... the other post says to delete *.ttf from the directory , thats what I don't want to do ..
I mean :
CRIT: rangecheck in get
Operand stack:
/usr/share/fonts/TTF/marlett.ttf 0
bash-3.1# ls /usr/share/fonts/TTF/ | grep marlett
This is waht I don't understand .. it is still hangin on the same damn font ... I ran fc-cache many times ...

Last edited by duryodhan; 10-01-2007 at 12:42 AM.


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