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LXF PDF Missing Text

Postby jwg » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:45 pm

I am having trouble viewing the LXF archive PDFs. The body text is not visible. I am running Ubuntu 8.10 with all the updates applied. I am viewing the PDFs with DocumentViewer 2.24.1 which uses the poppler 0.8.7 library. Any suggestions?
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RE: LXF PDF Missing Text

Postby M-Saunders » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:31 pm

Hi there,

Have a look at this thread. It appears that there's a bug in certain versions of libpoppler which prevents the PDFs from rendering correctly. I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 here with libpoppler 0.6.4 and they render perfectly. I'm going to install Ubuntu 9.04 now and see if its version of libpoppler is broken.

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RE: LXF PDF Missing Text

Postby jwg » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:47 pm

Thanks for the information. It looks like I am seeing the same problem as mentioned in the thread you included.
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RE: LXF PDF Missing Text

Postby M-Saunders » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:22 pm

OK, in Ubuntu 9.04 the 116 PDFs work fine -- anyone else seen any different?

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RE: LXF PDF Missing Text

Postby jwg » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:28 pm

I just installed Ubuntu 9.04 and its working for me too. Thanks for the help!
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RE: LXF PDF Missing Text

Postby oiyou » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:28 pm

Looking at a specific article from 113 (MobileBroadband) is painfully slow but Dr Brown's Administeria from 118 is fine. This in Ubuntu 9.04 running off a SDHC card in an eeePC 901 so I don't expect it to be lightning quick. The 113 article is so slow to render I could make a cup of tea before one page is up. Even after installing Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.1 it isn't good.
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