[tex-live] gs reports error: "Embedded font uses undefined procedure(s)"
George N. White III
gnwiii at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 17:38:29 CEST 2007
On 6/29/07, Thanh Han The <hanthethanh at gmail.com> wrote:
I have seen this before. Bug 687824 seems to be related (default
versions of missing procedures are defined but when used you get the
I don't see the messages in current gs versions, but many distros
seem to have stalled at 8.14 or 8.15, so I have filed bug report #689314.
If you use a distro that has the old versions, file bug reports.
Other sitings of the problem:
> with the minimal test file:
> | \font\f=bchb8y\f
> | Hello
> | \bye
> the pdf produced by pdftex (1.40.3) and dvipdfm (0.13.2c)
> seems to make gs (AFPL Ghostscript 8.53 (2005-10-20) on debian linux)
Using the same versions, I don't see a problem with the merged esp+gpl gs, but
I do get the error with ESP gs-8.15 (as provided by Fedora 7).
$ gs t2.pdf
GPL Ghostscript SVN PRE-RELEASE 8.60 (2007-05-12)
Copyright (C) 2007 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA. All rights reserved.
This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.
Processing pages 1 through 1.
%%BoundingBox: 92 55 308 718
%%HiResBoundingBox: 92.123997 55.277998 307.691991 717.407978
> | **** Embedded font uses undefined procedure(s): ND 5 times, RD 209 times,
> | **** This file had errors that were repaired or ignored.
> | **** The file was produced by:
> | **** >>>> dvipdfm 0.13.2c, Copyright � 1998, by Mark A. Wicks <<<<
> | (or **** >>>> pdfTeX-1.40.3 <<<< in case of pdftex)
> | **** Please notify the author of the software that produced this
> | **** file that it does not conform to Adobe's published PDF
> | **** specification.
> the same error with gs-esp (8.15)
> when extracting the font from the pdf, it seems to be quite ok, ND and RD are
> defined there and t1lint didn't report anything.
> Can it be a problem of gs?
I also tried your From:
Did you mean this to be the pdftex output?
[gwhite at cerberus t2]$ pdfinfo f.pdf
CreationDate: Fri Jun 29 11:20:03 2007
ModDate: Fri Jun 29 11:20:03 2007
Page size: 595.276 x 841.89 pts (A4)
File size: 7260 bytes
PDF version: 1.4
[gwhite at cerberus t2]$ pdfinfo t2.pdf
Creator: TeX output 2007.06.30:0837
Producer: dvipdfm 0.13.2c, Copyright (c) 1998, by Mark A. Wicks
CreationDate: Sat Jun 30 08:38:34 2007
Page size: 612 x 792 pts (letter)
File size: 21923 bytes
PDF version: 1.2
George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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